LITTLE, John Maclean
(Service number 57990)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank Gunner


Date 15 July 1897 Place of Birth Garelochhead, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 16 July 1917 Age 20 years 1 day
Address at Enlistment Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Occupation Student Science)
Previous Military Experience N.T.C. Glasgow; 4th Otago Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. LITTLE (mother), Hinemoa, Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 137 lbs. Chest measurement 33-36 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct.. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

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 37th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 9 May 1918
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Field Artillery

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 17 September 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 February 1980 Age 82 years
Place of Death Timaru Public Hospital, Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Maclean was the only son of William Little, who also served in the war, and Susan née McLean. He married Freda Edna Page.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 April 2019]; NZ Defence Force Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0068606) [26 April 2019]

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