KIDD, John
(Service number 64910)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 19 September 1883 Place of Birth Shag Point, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Engine driver
Previous Military Experience South African War
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs O. KIDD (wife), Post-office, Weston, Otago
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 34th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Post-war Occupations



Date 15 June 1955 Age 71 years
Place of Death Selwyn District, Canterbury
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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