BEZZANT, Sydney John
(Service number 10/2527)

First Rank Private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 9 January 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 169 Main Road, Palmerston North
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs N. BEZZANT (mother), 169 Main Road, Palmerston North
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Timber machinist


Date 1 January 1972 Age 75 years
Place of Death New Plymouth
Memorial or Cemetery Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Sydney John Bezzant was the son of Henry Montague and Norah Ellen (Honorah, Helen, née Welsh) Bezzant. Like his brother he attended Timaru Main School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [03 January 2017]; Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [03 January 2017]

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