CATHERWOOD, Robert George
(Service number 57504)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 13 August 1894 Place of Birth Woodend, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment St Andrews, South Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. A. J. CATHERWOOD (mother), St Andrews, South Canterbury. Later 36 Rugby Street, Highfield, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 32nd Reinforcements, Mountedrifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 13 January 1981 Age 86 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 231, Plot 25
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert George Catherwood, known at school as Bobby, was the son of Robertand Mary Jane (Minnie, née Morris) Catherwood. He was educated at Springbrook and St Andrews schools. His brother Hugh Catherwood also served in World War I. Robert married Agnes McLachlan in 1927.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [07 April 2020]

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