PIZZEY, John Beecham
(Service number 49652)

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Date 31 January 1885 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Orari, Canterbury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John PIZZEY (father), Geraldine, Canterbury
Religion Methodist
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 27th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 13 June 1917
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination
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Last Unit Served With

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Date 21 August 1956 Age 71 years
Place of Death Geraldine
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 221, Plot 179
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Beecham Pizzey was the son of John and Alice (née Huffey) Pizzey. In 1925 he married Jane Elizabeth Lynch. His brother Robert was called up for military service.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 October 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal affairs) [13 November 2017]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image) (Timaru District Council) [13 November 2017]

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