WILKINS, John Gore
(Service number 49210)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 7 June 1885 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C.O Mrs Snushall, Clydevale
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Maria WILKINS (mother), Pareora West, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
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 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 September 1963 Age 79 years
Place of Death Oamaru
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 194, Plot 74
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Gore Wilkins was the second son of Isaac George nd Maria (née Briant or Bryant) Wilkins. he was educated at the Waihao Native School Waimate, at Pareora West School and at Adair School. On 19 March 1924 at the Maheno Presbyterian Church he married Mary Turnbull. John's brother Arthurs Edwin Wilkins also served in World War One, and his sister Mary Ann Wilkins married Samuel Gibson who was killed in action in 1917. Mary Ann later married William Home, and she was next-of-kin for John at his death.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 May 2017]; Oamaru Cemetery burial records (Waitaki District Council) [16 May 2017]; School admission records (south Canterbury Branch & Waimate Branch NZSG) [16 May 2017]

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