MELTON, James Robert
(Service number 34704)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs J. Melton (mother), Morven|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||7 December 1916|
|Transport||HMNZT 71 Port Lyttleton|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon|
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James Robert Melton was the son of James and Barbara Wallace Murdoch Melton (nee Kennard) of Morven.
James Robert Melton's was the nephew of Thomas Kennard (23194), brother in law of Lionel Arthur Marshall (46653), and cousin of both Donald McNicol Kennard (55278) and Herbert Hinman Jackson (38961) who also served during the war.
SCRoll submission by P Melton, 14 Jan 2018; Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 February 2018]
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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum
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