McLAUCHLAN , Colin Campbell
(Service number 7/2105)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 28 February 1895 Place of Birth Cust, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 21 October 1915 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment Kawhia
Occupation Carrier
Previous Military Experience 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr A. McLAUCHLAN (brother), Timaru Road, Waimate
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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 November 1981 Age 86 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Archer Street, Masterton
Memorial Reference Ex Servicemen Area, Row 18, Plot CCM
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Colin Campbell McLauchlan was born on 28 February 1895 at Cust, Canterbury, the fourth son of James and Elizabeth (née Whiteside) McLachlan. His mother died in 1901 at Cust and his father in 1914. Colin was educated at Summerhill, Cust and Springbank schools in Canterbury., before going to the North Island when he was twelve. When he enlisted on 21 October 1915, he was a carrier at Kawhia. He was serving with the 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles. He named his eldest brother as next-of-kin – Mr A. McLauchlan, Timaru Road, Waimate. Andrew had married at Waimate in 1910 and lived there thereafter.

Trooper C. C. McLauchlan embarked on 8 January 1916 with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles of the 9th Reinforcements, leaving from Wellington for Suez, Egypt, per the “Maunganui”. C. C. McLauchlan returned to New Zealand by the “Somerset” which was due at Lyttelton about 12 August 1919. He was headed for Waimate.

Colin married Annie Falconer in 1922 at Masterton. He died on 20 November 1981 at Masterton, aged 86 years, and was buried in the Ex Servicemen’s Area of the Arthur Street Cemetery at Masterton. Annie had died in 1974. Their older son, Hector Campbell McLauchlan, lost his life in World War Two, on 13 January 1944, just 20 years old. Two brothers of Colin were listed in the Reserve Rolls – Andrew McLauchlan and Leonard Cameron McLauchlan.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2022]; School Admission records (Waimakariri Branch NZSG) [20 March 2022] Arthur Street, Masterston, Cemetery burial records (Masterton District Council) [20 March 2022]; Timaru Herald, 8 August 1919 (Papers Past) [16 March 2022]

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