(Service number 47311)

Aliases John Christopher
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 25 December 1883 Place of Birth Orari, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Orari
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Elli BURNS (sister), Arowhenua Hotel, Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 24 October 1960 Age 76 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 37c, Plot 22
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Buckley was born on 25 December 1883 at Orari, South Canterbury, and baptised Roman Catholic on 20 January 1884 at Geraldine. He was the oldest son of Philip and Margaret (née Norton) Buckley. Philip Buckley was from County Cork, Ireland, while Margaret was from County Limerick.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 August 2002]

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