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Full Name: John Kenneth Eiffe
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John Kenneth
Surname: Eiffe
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 44461
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Australia
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Mechanic
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Eiffe (mother), 5 Adelaide Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 24th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date: 5 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 81
Vessel: Devon
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Footnotes: Born in Australia.
Nominal Roll Number: 59
Page on Nominal Roll: 8
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 6.
Biographical Notes: John Eiffe was the son of Simon and Mary Eiffe, of Adelaide St., Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Australia.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
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  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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