(Service number 43722)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 4 December 1891 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Seadown, near Timaru
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs B. DUNNETT (mother), Dairy Farm, Seadown, via Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles
Transport Westralia
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date *December 1927 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 105, Plot 494
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Dunnett was one of the four sons of David and Barbara Dunnett, of Seadown. It appears that the family came out to New Zealand from Scotland not long before the war. His brothers George, James 21667 and William also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 December 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [12 December 2016]

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