WALL, John Robert
(Service number 7/2172)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 14 July 1893 Place of Birth Matakanui, near Omakau, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o W. WALL, Sutherlands
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William WALL (father), Sutherlands, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
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, Canterbury Mounted rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
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

Stock agent, stock buyer


Date 17 March 1963 Age 69 years
Place of Death Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery Brighton General Cemetery, Caulfield South, Glen Eira City, Victoria, Australia
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial (Wall, J.) - Those who offered their lives by serving overseas; Sutherlands War Memorial (J. R. WALL) - Also served

Biographical Notes

John Robert Wall was the son of William and Anne (Annie, née Mellor) Wall. He was educated at Drybread (Matakanui) and Sutherlands (South Canterbury) schools. John married Sara Veronica Schaab in 1922. In the 1930s they went to Victoria, Australia. Theer he died in 1963, predeceased by Sara. His parents and some siblings are buried at Pleasant Point.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 April 2019]; School Admission records (Alexandra Branch & South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 April 2019]; NZ & Australian Electoral Rolls ( [23 April 2019]; Victoria, Australia, death indexes [23 April 2019]; Victoria, Australia, probate references [23 April 2019]; Find A Grave Inxex [23 April 2019]

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