KIDD, David Campbell
(Service number 10730)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 29 September 1889 Place of Birth Shag Point, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Henry KIDD (father), Brown Street, Timar
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Sheep farmer

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 New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 23 September 1954 Age 64 years 11 months
Place of Death Kimberley, South Africa
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David Campbell Kidd was the youngest son of Irish born Henry Kidd and his Scottish wife Christina (née Donald). He was educated at Albury School and Christ's College. David married Anne (Nan) Elizabeth Stirling in 1919, and after her death he married Elizabeth Bess Loy. He was the MP for Waimate from 1938 until his death. He collapsed and died when he was leading a delegation to a parliamentary meeting (see Timaru Herald, 25 September 1954). He was survived by his second wife, a daughter and a son. His brothers Robert (Bob) and John (Jack) also served in World War I, and brthers Gavin (Guy) and Thomas (Tom) served in the South African War.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 April 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [28 April 2018]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [28 April 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [28 April 2018]

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