TONEYCLIFFE, John Morrison
(Service number 3/2587)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 23 March 1888 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Buchanan Street, Timaru
Occupation Linesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary TONEYCLIFFE (mother), Buchanan Street, Timaru
Religion Anglican
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 19th Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 1st New Zealand Medical Corps

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 3 March 1955 Age 66 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 134, Plot 174
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Morrison Toneycliffe was the first-born of Hubert and Mary Ann (née Morrison) Toneycliffe. He was educated at Timaru South School, leaving at the age of 13½ for office work. In 1919 John married Evelyn Warden, who predeceased him. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of John Morrison Toneycliffe.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission record [27 March 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [28 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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