Maurice James JEAL

Regimental number7/1852
Date of birth27 July 1895
Place of birthRiccarton, Christchurch
AddressHalkett, Canterbury
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Jeal, Halkett, Canterbury
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentChristchurch
Rank on embarkationTrooper
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 8th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 36 Tofua on 14 November 1915
Final rankBombardier
Final unit11th Battery, 3rd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 12 March 1919
Discharge date21 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 14 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 20 December 1915.

Transferred to New Zealand Field Artillery from Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 26 March 1916, and posted to 14th Battery, 4th Brigade, NZFA.

Embarked Alexandria with unit to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 7 April 1916.

Transferred to 11th Battery, 3rd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery, 22 January 1917.

Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917 (inflammation of middle ear); rejoined unit, 7 March 1917.

Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 1 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 March 1918.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 29 September 1918; relinquished rank of Temporary Corporal, 20 November 1918.

Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 27 November 1918 (influenza); transferred to England and admitted to Charing Cross Hospital, Strand, London, 14 December 1918; discharged to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 1 January 1919.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Tilbury, London, on board SS 'Corinthic', 12 March 1919; arrived Lyttleton, 22 April 1919; discharged, 21 May 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 270 days (of which 3 years 162 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Canterbury Mounted Rifles/Eighth
Date of death20 July 1967 Christchurch
Age at death75
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 18053089

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