(Service number 15864)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 30 November 1890 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o J. C. South, Winchester
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs P. BILLINGS (mother), Geraldine, South Canterbury
Religion Methodist
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 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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


Date 11 July 1960 Age 69 years
Place of Death Fairlie
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 170, Plot 650
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Billings, 15864, was the son of Mrs P. Billings of Geraldine.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [17 March 2017]

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