John Thomas WOOD

Regimental number12/664
Date of birth18 July 1884
Place of birthLiverpool, England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinF Wood, 67 Marlow Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
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 rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 28 October 1916
Discharge date16 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Southampton on board HS 'Maheno', 28 October 1916; discharged, 16 January 1917 (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action: gun shot wound, right leg), 16 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death4 October 1937 Auckland
Age at death53
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22024877