McNAB, Edward
(Service number 64899)

Aliases Eddie
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Date 17 February 1893 Place of Birth Rangitata

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Johanna McNAB, Rangitata
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Johanna McNAB (mother), Rangitata, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Congenital squint in left eye.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 10 December 1981 Age 88 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 11, Plot 15
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edward McNab, known as Eddie, was born on 17 February 1893 at Rangitata, the fifth and youngest son of Daniel and Johanna (née McCarthy) McNab, both born in Ireland. He and his siblings were educated at Rangitata Station School. His father died in June 1917. Edward and two brothers were called up in 1917 – Daniel who had undergone a serious operation and was in Geraldine Hospital, his case being adjourned sine die; and Hugh who was allowed a little more time before departing for camp, where he succumbed to influenza at Featherston in November 1918. Another brother, Rodger, was given time to finish the shearing season before embarking for service overseas. On appeal, Edward was allowed till 17 September 1917 to fix up his affairs and help with arranging his father’s affairs. Eddie was farming at Rangitata when he enlisted, naming his mother, Johanna McNab, as next-of-kin. He was farewelled at Rangitata in November 1917.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 August 2020]; School Admission record [04 August 2020]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 31 July 1917, 26 November 1918, 22 November 1919, 26 January 1923 (Papers Past) [ 05 August 2020]

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