(Service number 9/961)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||17 September 1882||Place of Birth||Goodwood|
|Address at Enlistment||Herbert|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Thomas A. SCOTT, saddler, Cave, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Mounted Rifles|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||Willochra of Knight Templar or Waitomo|
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|Date||8 May 1945||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death||Kaiapoi|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Te-Kai-A-Te-Atua Cemetery, Kaiapoi|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Newson appears to have moved about on the east of the South Island. In 1914 he was a farm labourer at Cave; in 1928 he was a farmer there. James returned to Cave, New Zealand in March 1919 per the Willochra. The name J. Newson is inscribed on the Cave War Memorial on the column headed "Those who offered their lives by serving overseas".
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 December 2018]; Timaru Herald, 5 March 1919 (Papers Past) [14 December 2018]
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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