RATTRAY, James McHardy
(Service number 49004)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 13 June 1881 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. RATTRAY (mother), Waimate, South Canterbury
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 26th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Meritorious Service Medal

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 7 August 1966 Age 85 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James McHardy Rattray was the third of the four sons of John and Jane (née Gunn) Rattray. He married Mary Gaffney in 1930.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 December 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (NZSG cemetery records) [18 December 2018]; refer Press, 24 January 1920 (Papers Past)

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