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Full Name
John Hourston
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Hourston
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
9/710
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Trooper
Next of Kin
William Hourston (father), Kahuika, Catlin's, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Kahuika, Catlin's, New Zealand
Military District
Otago
Body on Embarkation
2nd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
14 December 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
344
Last Unit Served
Otago Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death
30 August 1915
Age at Death
31
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of disease
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
A. XII. 2.
Biographical Notes
John Hourston was the son of William and Caroline Henrietta Hourston, of Awaka, Otago, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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