HEDLEY, John Alexander
(Service number 83778)

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Date 2 July 1889 Place of Birth Seadown

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Seadown
Occupation farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married . One child
Next of Kin Mrs C. M. HEDLEY (wife), Seadown Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
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Date 2 August 1961 Age 72
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference Block 002, Plot 001
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Alexander Hedley was born on 2 July 1889 at Seadown, the son of John and Jessie (née Dunnett) Hedley. He married Clara Melinda Smith on 28 February 1916 at St Andrews, Timaru, and a son, John Alexander, was born on 7 January 1917 at Timaru. John was called up for war service in 1917 while farming at Seadown.


Kelvin Grove Cemetery headstone image (Palmerston North City Council) [17 September 2017]

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