BLUE, John
(Service number 9/1779)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 25 August 1883 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Balfour
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Dugald BLUE (father), Balfour, Gore
Religion Presbyterian
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 9th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 6 July 1978 Age 94 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Sailbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Blue was the son of Dougald and Mary (née Houston) Blue. He was educated at Totara Valley and Hazelburn schools. Between 1905 and 1911 the family moved to Balfour. John had left for the front before his father's death in September 1916. His brother Archibald also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 January 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG]

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