John McTaggart

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 3 May 1870, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Died 17 August 1921, Christchurch
  • Last rank Trooper
  • Service number 12633
  • Served In Canterbury Mounted Rifles Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin G. Turner (friend), Opawa, Christchurch
  • Pre-war occupation Groom, W. Shout Couriers, Opawa, Christchurch
  • ReligionRoman Catholic
  • Enlisted23 December 1915, Trentham
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53, Mokoia or Navua, departed 6 May 1916, Wellington, disembarked 21 June 1916, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian E.F. 1916-1917
  • Periods of service225 days in New Zealand and one year 232 days overseas. Total service of two years and 91 days
  • Discharged23 March 1918, no longer physically fit for war service on account of injuries sustained on active service