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PACKER, James Alphonsus
(Service number 44012)

Aliases James Anthony
First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date 4 March 1894 Place of Birth Studholme

Enlistment Information

Date 5 January 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs P. Green (sister), Studholme Junction, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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

Discharge

Date 21 May 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gassed 18 Febuary 1918 and sent back to New Zealand in May 1919

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 18 April 1939 Age 45
Place of Death Timaru
Cause
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)

Biographical Notes

Son of Worth and Ann Packer nee O'Halloran. Married Hannah O'Connor 1925

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Waimate Cemetery records

External Links

Related Documents

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Researched and Written by

Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG

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