McKINNON, Allan Murray
(Service number 70944)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 22 August 1897 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment P.O. Box 39, Fairlie
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. McKINNON (mother), P.O. Box 39, Fairlie, Canterbury; later C/o Mrs Smale, 12 suffolk Street, Linwood, Christchurch
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 37th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 23 April 1918
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

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 14 March 1968 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Allan Murray McKinnon was the only son of Colin (Coll) and Mary Jane (née Murray) McKinnon. He started at Hornby School in Christchurch, moving to Waimataitai School, Timaru, in 1904, next to Timaru Main in 1906, then on to Fairlie School in 1910. Allan married Florence Nita Ellem in 1925 at St Mary's Church, Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal affairs) [17 August 2019]; School Admission records [19 August 2019]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription [16 August 2019]

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