(Service number 6/560)

First Rank Private Last Rank 2nd Lieutenant


Date 24 November 1886 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Times, Waimate
Occupation Printer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin David S. W. SUTHERLAND (father), Painstown, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
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 4 February 1964 Age 77 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Sutherland was the son of David St Clair Wemyss and Margaret (née Mitchell) Sutherland. He started at Outram School, then probably moved to Waimate. The family was in Waimate by 1893. He was serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment, with which he went to camp. John married Helen Gertrude, possibly overseas. His brother William Sutherland also served in World War I, and his older brother David St Clair Wemyss Southerland was listed in the Reserve Rolls, he being married with children.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 April 2019]; Sun, 5 September 1914 (Papers Past) [16 April 2019]

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