McQUARTERS, Joseph Elliott
(Service number 13/2225)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 18 February 1893 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Te Aroha
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W. H. McQUARTER (father), Te Aroha, Waikato
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Auckland Mounted Rifles
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
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

Textile worker


Date 8 June 1975 Age 83 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph Elliott McQuarters was the oldest son of William Henry McQuarters and his wife, Edith née Elliott. He was educated at West Christchurch and Belfast schools in the Canterbury district, before going to Waikanae School and Kaitoki School, Wanganui. Joseph farmed with his father and brother William at Darling Downs, Cave. He was there when he was named as next-of-kin for his brother Bill. Joseph was of Cave when he married Ida Ruth Andrews In April 1920 at the Presbyterian Church, Te Puke, Joseph and Ida settled in the South Island and had two sons. Joseph's brother, William Elliott McQuarters, also served in World WarI, and their father enlisted on 5 August 1918. Both Joseph and William signed up again for World War II.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 December 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; School Admission records [21 December 2019]; Te Puke Times, 16 April 1920 (Papers Past) [29 December 2019]; Ashburton Cemetery headstone transcription [29 December 2019]

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