NEYLON, Norman
(Service number 4/1533)

First Rank Sapper Last Rank Sapper


Date 27 June 1893 Place of Birth Arrowtown

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waiuta, Westland
Occupation Miner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Alice NEYLON (mother), Waimate, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Engineers, Tunnelling Company
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Headquarters, No 3 Relief
Date 18 December 1915
Transport Ruapehu
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Engineers

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 July 1962 Age 69 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman Neylon was the son of William John and Alice (née Grigg) Neylon. He attended Arrowtown School. His brother Harold also served in World War I. Harold returned to Waimate, New Zealand in March 1919 per the Willochra. In 1921 he married Marjorie Elizabeth Purkiss.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 December 2018]; Timaru Herald, 5 March 1919 (Papers Past) [14 December 2018]

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