Cpl. John Engelbrecht

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Cpl. John Engelbrecht

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Waimate, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Death: March 29, 1918 (22)
Somme, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France (World War I: Killed in Action)
Place of Burial: Grévillers, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of John David Engelbrecht and Ellen Jane Engelbrecht
Brother of Samuel Engelbrecht; Private; Private and David Engelbrecht

Occupation: Farmhand | New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 15288213
Service No: WWI 15886
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Cpl. John Engelbrecht

John Engelbrecht was the son of John David Engelbrecht and Ellen Jane Engelbrecht (nee Mercer) who married at Waimate in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island on 6 August 1864. John was a farmhand when he joined the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, during World War I (Service No. WWI 15886). He was killed in action at the Somme in Northern France and is remembered on the Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial (bio by Debbie McCauley, 21 January 2022).

Sources

  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...
  2. New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sooty/genealogy/nzefrohE.html / Ref 8.4.2021
  3. New Zealand Museums: Waimate Museum & Archives https://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/collections/3188/objects/556375/engelbr...
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Cpl. John Engelbrecht's Timeline

1895
November 7, 1895
Waimate, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
1918
March 29, 1918
Age 22
Somme, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
March 29, 1918
Age 22
Grévillers New Zealand Memorial, Grévillers, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France