SELWYN, John Kaahu
(Service number 34736)

Aliases Enlisted as John SELWYN; known as Joe
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Date 17 July 1897 Place of Birth Morven

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/- F. Barbaer, Morven
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs SELWYN (mother), Morven, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport Port Lyttelton
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Maori Pioneer Battalion

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 October 1975 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Holy Trinity Maori Cemetery, Arowhenua, Temuka
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Selwyn was the son of Mrs S. Selwyn, of Morven. He rerurned to New Zealand by the Westmorleland in April 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 February 2017]; Holy Trinity Maori Cemetery, Arowhenua, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [19 February 2017]; Sun, 29 March 1919

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