John Balmer SPEAKMAN (1896 – 1955)

Name

John Balmer Speakman

Known as

Jack

Gender

Male

Birthdate

1896

Birthplace

Auckland

Marriage(s)

21 June 1924
Wairoa

Date of death

31 October 1955

Place of death

Napier

Parents

  • William Henry Speakman
  • Margaret Speakman

Tertiary education

Auckland Boys' Grammar School

Biography

Napier City Councillor
Accidentally killed in Post and Telegraph accident
Served in World Wars One and Two; received DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal) and MM (Military Medal) for valour
[Information from “Fail Family in New Zealand – Progression by Succession – ‘Our Story’ “, by Anne Compton and Margaret Wilton]

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