NORTHAM, John Henry
(Service number 12243)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 January 1896 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 154 Linwood Road, Christchurch
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin S. J. NORTHAM (brother), care of P.O., Rangitata Island, Geraldine; Mrs Annie NORTHAM (mother), 27 Mathesons Road, Linwood, Christchurch
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 rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 September 1941 Age 45 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 4D RSA, Plot 12
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Henry Northam was born on 11 January 1896 at Temuka, the son of James and Annie (née Northam) Northam. He was educated at Central New Brighton and Addington schools, the family having moved to Christchurch from the Temuka district in 1898. He embarked for Suez on 6 May 1916. Private John Henry Northam returned to New Zealand per the hospital ship “Marama”, which was due about the end of January 1919. John married Ellen Louisa Clothier in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 September 2020]; School Admission records [01 September 2020]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [01 September 2020]; Otago Daily Times, 21 January 1919 (Papers Past) [01 September ]

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