MARGETTS, Frederick John Stanley
(Service number 62874)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 26 February 1889 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date 18 May 1917 Age 28 years
Address at Enlistment 20 Meadow Street, Papanui, Christchurch
Occupation Electrician
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs L. R. MARGETTS (wife), 62 King Street, Timaru
Religion Methodist
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 34th Reinforcements, Specialist Company
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Date 24 February 1974 Age 84 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick John Stanley Margetts was the youngest son of Thomas and Sarah Ann (née Carter) Margetts. He was born on 26 February 1889 at Christchurch, and was educated at West Christchurch School, leaving in 1903, probably to work with his father. Fred, as he may have been known, married Lilian Regina Cox, of Timaru, on 29 October 1915 at Christchurch. On enlisting on 18 May 1917, he named his wife as next-of-kin – Mrs L. R. Margetts, 62 King Street, Timaru. He was an electrician and Methodist.

Private F. J. S. Margetts embarked with the Specialist Company of the 34th Reinforcements, departing on 8 February 1918 for Liverpool, England, per the “Ulimaroa”. F. J. S. Margetts, of Timaru, returned to New Zealand by the “Tainui” in April 1919. Frederick John Stanley Margetts died on 20 October 1974 at Christchurch, aged 85 years. Lilian died in 1980 at Nelson and was cremated there.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 June 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Iinternal Affairs) [15 June 2022]; School Admission record (Canterbury Branch NZSG) [15 June 2022]; Star, 16 April 1919 (Papers Past) [14 June 2022]

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