(Service number 7/1870)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 12 June 1890 Place of Birth Orari

Enlistment Information

Date 25 August 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Alexander Morrison (father), Albury, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 8th Reinforcements
Date 13 November 1915
Transport HMNZT 35 Willochra or HMNZT 36 Tofua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt (disembarked 20 December 1915)
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1918
Service Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

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No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 30 March 1918 Age 27
Place of Death Amman, Palestine
Cause Killed in Action
Memorial or Cemetery Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Memorial Reference Panel 1
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Albury War MemorialMemorial; Geraldine War Memorial?; Waimate First World War Memorial?; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

James, born in Orari, had moved to Albury in 1903, but was farming at Waihaorunga, near Waimate, by the time he enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC; SCRoll submission, 16 Septemebr 2015

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