McVEY, John
(Service number 53655)

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Date 11 March 1886 Place of Birth

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment St Andrews
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
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Next of Kin Mrs Annie McVEY (mother), Albury, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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Date 13 August 1961 Age 75 years
Place of Death Hospital, Timaru; of Claremont
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 54, Plot 836
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John McVey was the eldest son of John McVey and his wife Annie née Morrison. He was educated at St Andrews School. In 1935 John married Florence Amelia Ward. Two brothers died in World War One - Daniel Morrison McVey in 1915 in Egypt and William Robert in 1917 in France; and brother Thomas George (also known as Harry) McVey served in World War One then died in 1941 in Italy, a casualty of World War Two.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 June 2017]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 June 2017]

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