(Service number 50069)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 8 January 1890 Place of Birth Malvern

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Contractor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Edith SCARLETT (mother), Glenroy, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
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 29th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date 5 October 1970 Age 80 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Scarlett was the son of Richard and Edith (née Thortnton) Scarlett. He married lillian Grace Guilford in 1923. A patriotic social and presentation to Trooper jJames Scarlett was held in the Skipton School on 31 July 1917. His brother Richard also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 11 March 2018]; Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [16 March 2018]; Timaru Herald, 28 July 1917 (Papers Past) [11 March 2018]

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