PELVIN, James Frederick
(Service number N/N)

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Date 14 August 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date 4 October 1918 Age
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Cause Influenza
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Biographical Notes

James Frederick Pelvin was born on 14 August 1891 at Timaru, the only child of James Richard and Mary (née O'Gorman) Pelvin. His mother died on 6 August 1892, when little James was not yet a year old. His father lived on till 1936 and is buried with his son James Frederick and an infant grandson.

Married wirth two small children and working as a motor mechanic, James completed his attestation on 16 May 1918. However James did not pass his medical so he did not serve overseas. Instead he was placed in the 2nd NZEF Reserve.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5550 0091745) [10 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 November 2016]

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