McILWRICK, Ronald Edward
(Service number 80089)

First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otaio, South Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs R. E. McILWRICK (wife), Otaio, 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 42nd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

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Date 19 September 1973 Age 85 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ronald Edward McIlwrick was born in August 1889 at Makikihi, the son of James Alexander and Georgina Susan (née Rodgers) McIlwrick.Ronald attended Makikihi School and Waimate High School. He was single when he enlisted, then he married Esther Agnes Parr on 24 April 1918 at St Mary's, Timaru, before embarking for England. Esther was a sister of Cuthbert, George, Stephen and Oliver Parr who all served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 June 2017]; Timaru Crematorium record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [19 June 2017]

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