(Service number 64910)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||19 September 1883||Place of Birth||Shag Point, Otago|
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|Previous Military Experience||South African War|
|Next of Kin||Mrs O. KIDD (wife), Post-office, Weston, Otago|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||34th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Date||8 February 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
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|Date||15 June 1955||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death||Selwyn District, Canterbury|
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John (Jack) Kidd was the son of Irish born Henry Kidd and his Scottish wife Christina (née Donald). He was educated at Shag Point, Palmerston and Albury schools. Jack married Olive Robertson on 22 August 1914 at Weston, North Otago. He also saw service in the South frican War, as did his brthers Gavin and Thomas. His brothers Robert (Bob) and David also served in World War I. .
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 April 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [28 April 2018]; School Admission records (Dunedin & South Canterbury branches NZSG) [28 April 2018]
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