(Service number 13182)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank Colonel


Date 5 December 1891 Place of Birth Burkes Pass, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Mount Nessing, Albury
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Robert GUTHRIE (father), North Street, Timaru
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 14th Reinforcements, Divisional Ammunition Column, No. 1 Brigade Ammunition Column
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Field Artillery

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 January 1975 Age 83 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference Garden No 28
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert Guthrie was the fourth son of Robert and Catherine Rebecca (née McCassey or Rolleston) Guthrie,and the first of three brothers to leave for the front. His father Robert, from Scotland, was one of the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. He died unexpectedly in early 1920 at Timaru, where he and Catherine lived in retirement. Robert Guthrie was educated at Burkes Pass School. Like his brothers, he followed shepherding. Robert married Rachel Elizabeth Corry in 1933 at Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 May 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 May 2019]; Salisbury Park Crematorium headstone image & record (Salisbury Park websitel) [21 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 23 January 1920 (Papers Past) [23 May 2019]

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