KERNICK, Alfred Bertie
(Service number 88147)

Aliases Known as Bertie
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Date 28 February 1879 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 7 June 1918 Age 39 years
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Bootmaker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs H. B. KERNICK (wife), 49 Parsonage Road, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 26 May 1963 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred Bertie Kernick was the first-born of Richard and Annie (née Hatswill) Kernick. Bertie, as he was known, was educated at Timaru Main School, going out to work at the age of 15. He married Hannah Banks McBride on 1 January 1908 at Chalmers Church, Timaru. Their son Keith Bertram Kernick was born on 2 February 1909 at Timaru.Hannah died in 1932. His brother William served in World War I.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 September 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [03 September 2019]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [03 September 2019]

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