SQUIER, John Blyth
(Service number 6/552)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 17 March 1888 Place of Birth Tilbury, Essex, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Messrs Wright Bros, Albury
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Joseph E. SQUIER (father), Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, England
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry

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 2 July 1968 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Oxford Cemetery, North Canterbury
Memorial Reference Plot 8A
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Blythe Squier was the eldest son of Joseph Ernest Squier and Mary née Blyth. He was still in England in 1901. He was serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment, with which he went to camp..John married Rachel Maud Cameron in 1923 in New Zealand. Racherl predeceased him.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; Oxford Cemetery, Canterbury, NZ, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [21 April 2019]; Sun, 5 September 1914 (Papers Past) [16 April 2019]

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