BUTLAND, John Henry
(Service number 25/949)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 23 February 1887 Place of Birth Albury, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Brehaut Bros, Timaru
Occupation Cycle mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John BUTLAND (father), Ealing, Canterbury
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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, C Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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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 12 October 1971 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 54, Plot 842
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Henry Butland was born on 23 February 1887 at Albury, South Canterbury, the elder son of John and Maria (née Thorne) Butland. He was educated at Pleasant Point, Timaru South, Fairlie and Temuka schools, leaving Temuka for work at the age of fifteen. J. H. Butland passed the medical examination at Timaru in September 1915 and was sworn in for service at the Front. John married Hannah Jane Turner Mahon in June 1918. In November 1918 Hannah died. Was she a victim of the influenza? In 1920 John married Josephine Emma Eliza Martin.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [27 September 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [27 September 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [27 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 14 September 1915, 25 November 1918 (Papers Past) [26 September 2020]

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