(Service number 91063)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||16 January 1884||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||21 May 1917||Age||33 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Pleasant Point|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mr Thomas LISTON (father), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury|
|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||14 December 1978||Age||94 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Liston was born on 16 January 1884 at Timaru, the eldest son of Thomas and Bridget (née O’Connell) Liston, and was baptised Rroman Catholic at Temuka on 24 January. Probably he spent time at Opihi School with his siblings.
He was farming on his own account at Pleasant Point when he enlisted on 21 May 1917 at Timaru. John Joseph Liston died on 14 December 1978 and was buried at Timaru with his sister Annie. His brother James served in World War One.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2021]; School records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [06 June 2021]; Timaru Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [06 June 2021]
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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