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Full Name: John Black
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John
Surname: Black
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/3488
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: A. Black (father), Marton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 9th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 37
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 21
Page on Nominal Roll: 19
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: United Kingdom to France
Date of Death: 11 October 1916
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Grave Reference: N. 373.
Biographical Notes: John Black was the son of Alexander Black, of Spring Creek, Marton, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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