FERRIER, John Lowe
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|First Rank||Signaller||Last Rank|
|Date||16 July 1895||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||12 Buller Street, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs FERRIER, Grey Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||28 December 1943||Age||48 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
John Lowe Ferrier, known as Jack, was the third son of William, the noted Timaru photographer, and Eva Beatrice (née Cunninghame) Ferrier. Jack was educated at Waimataitai School with a month in 1903 at Oamaru North and at the Timaru Boys’ High School, and he was a member of the Timaru Wesleyan Band of Hope. Residing at Wellington, John Lowe Ferrier attested voluntarily. On 31 Jauary 1916, J. L. Ferrier, a signaller in the New Zealand Field Artillery, was examined by the Medical Board and found to be suffering from epilepsy. Consequently, he was declared permanently not fit for “general service”, and discharge was recommended. Jack married Nancy Gladys Grant in 1934 at St Mary’s, Timaru.
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 were those of Herbert Gordon Ferrier, John Low Ferrier and William Hedley Ferrier.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 March 2020]; School Admission record [29 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 22 June 1901, 5 July 1922, Press, 14 January 1944 (Papers Past) [24 & 30 March 2020]
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