STEVEN, John Porteous
(Service number 14158)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Private


Date 29 March 1894 Place of Birth Winchester

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Totara Valley, Pleasant Point, Canterbury
Occupation Student
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin George STEVEN (father), Totara Valley, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 September 1958 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 109, Plot 7
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Porteous was the son of George and Agnes Jessie (née Thomson) Steven. His brother James Thomson Steven died of wounds in France in 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenptaph Database [11 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [11 December 2016]

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