(Service number 5/289)

First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank Captain


Date 23 September 1882 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 18 King Street, Palmerston North
Occupation Engineer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin E. F. TEMPLE (father), Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Army Service Corps
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 20 November 1945 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Notices Press, 21 November 1945
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 102, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Temple was born in 1882 at Christchurch, probably the youngest of Edwtn Frederick and Caroline Maria (née Budgen) Temple, and their only child born in New Zealand. His father was a captain in the Crimean War.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 December 2016]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru district Council) [02 December 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 January 2017]; Press, 21 November 1945 (Papers Past) [05 January 2017]

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