KELLAND, William John
(Service number 83779)

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Date 11 July 1882 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Northdown, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mr Edward KELLAND (father), Northdown, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Date 23 November 1956 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 57, Plot 1312
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William John Kelland, born in 1882 at Timaru, was the son of Edward and Annie Kelland. He was a farm manager at Southdown, Timaru, when he was called up and enlisted in 1917.


Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [17 July 2017]

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