(Service number 23194)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 13 January 1876 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary KENNARD (mother), Waimate, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 4th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, H Company
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 August 1943 Age 67 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Kennard was born on 13 January 1876, the son of Thomas and Mary (née McNicol) Kennard. He was an uncle of Donald McNicol Kennard who also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 July 2017]; Waimate Old Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [18 July 2017]

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