John Gordon BETHELL

Regimental number12/516
Date of birth27 April 1894
Place of birthChard, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolicitor's clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.5
Height5' 5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, S J Bethell, Whangarei
Previous military serviceServed in the 15th Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationQuartermaster Sergeant
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankWarrant Officer (Class I)
Final unitHeadquarters
FateDischarged in England 5 July 1920

Meritorious Service Medal

'In recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war.'
Source: 'London Gazette' Supplement
Date: 4 May 1919

Discharge date5 July 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death6 March 1928 London
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22275878