John Melbourn Rickus

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 26 September 1895, Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 16 December 1964, Timaru
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 19532
  • Served In 14th Reinforcements, Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs H.P. Rickus (mother), Temuka
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, Union Steam Ship Company, Bluff
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted24 October 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 76, Aparima, departed 16 February 1917, disembarked 2 May 1917, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Periods of service202 days in New Zealand and 319 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of one year and 156 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Marama, 1 January 1918.
  • Discharged28 March 1918, no longer physically fit for service.
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal