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Full Name: John Croat
Forename(s): John
Surname: Croat
Also Known As: Croate, John.
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/117
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Mrs Emma Croat (mother), Leeston, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Pongaroa, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Limerick or Arawa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 162
Place of Death: Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Date of Death: 10 January 1928
Year of Death: 1928
Cemetery Name: Masterton Cemetery, Archer Street, Masterton, Wairarapa District, New Zealand
Memorial Name: Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Embarked for New Zealand aboard Paparoa at Plymouth, England 8 August 1918
  • Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.
Description of Image:
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 1 (WW1), names, marble panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 1914 - 1918, marble panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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