Redmond John Perfect – Military Conscript

Redmond John Perfect was born on 27th July 1898 the second child and only son of Janet Margaret (nee Teasdale)
and Thomas William Perfect[i].

On 27th July 1918 Redmond turned 20 as became eligible for service in the New Zealand Army. The 21st August 1918[ii] edition of the Dominion noted in the lists of First Division men selected by ballot for compulsory military service:

Perfect R J, Farmer, Pahautahanui

As the war ended end on 11th November 1918 the was no need for reinforcements and it appears that Redmond
was never called to camp, there is no military file for Redmond.

Redmond may have stayed in Pauatahanui through to the early 1920’s but by 1924 he is listed as a labourer in
Lower Hutt[iii].

The historic spelling ‘Pahautahanui’  is used as appropriate.

Paperspast Online
NZ Electoral Roll - Ancestry

Pauatahanui  1911: Alexander Turnbull Library

[i] NZ BDM
[ii] Called up First Division, 21st August 1918, Dominion
[iii] NZ Electoral Roll


Pahautanui Hall and stream 1911