(Service number 49583)

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Date 19 April 1884 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date 24 February 1917 Age 32 years 10 months
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Salesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr John ANNAND, sen (father), 83 High Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6¾ inches. Weight 141 lbs. Chest measurement 35¾-38 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normals. No illnesses. Free from varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Good bodily & mental health. Slight defect(s) but not sufficient to cause rejection. No fits. Left hernia - to be fitted with a truss in camp. Class A.

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Date 8 March 1972 Age
Place of Death Christchurch
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Biographical Notes

John Annand was the oldest son of John and Ann (née Byres) Annand, of Timaru, and a brother of William James Annand and Stanley George Watson Annand. John enlisted in February 1917 at Timaru.


N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0010189) [06 October 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 October 2016]; Evening Star, 22 April 1891, North Otago Times, 19 October 1891, 11 August 1903, Oamaru Mail, 4 December 1897, 13 February 1917, Timaru Herald, 2 January 1914, 5 & 25 February 1914, 29 October 1917, Waimate Daily Advertiser, 23 January 1914, 20 March 1914, 24 June 1914, 22 December 1914, 31 March 1915, 28 June 1916, 5 January 1917, 7 April 1917, 12 June 1917, Ashburton Guardian, 1 May 1919, 7 May 1919, 10 December 1920, Press, 11 December 1920 (Papers Past) {01 October 2016]

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