(Service number 78600)

First Rank Last Rank Trooper


Date 9 December 1897 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date 2 February 1918 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment Eiffelton, Ashburton
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 28th Canterbury Regiment - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr J. McQUILKIN (father), Eiffelton, Ashburton
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 6 feet 2 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38 inches. Complexion pale. Eyes blue. Hair fair. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both good. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Illness - pleuro-pneumonia 1914. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Class A.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 18 November 1918 Reason Demobilized.

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Date 3 September 1959 Age 61 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John McQuilkin was the son of Joseph Patrick McQuilkin and his wife, Maria Margaret née Kennedy, and a nephew of Edward Daniel Kennedy who served in World War One.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0076419) [02 December 2016];

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