INKSTER, James Lawrence
(Service number 3/588)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||6 April 1894||Place of Birth||Queen Street, Waimate, South Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||Farm Road, Northland, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Lawrence INKSTER (father), Farm Road, Northland, Wellingtom|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Medical Corps|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||No. 1 Stationary Hospital|
|Date||21 May 1915|
|Transport||Marama, transferred to Moldavia|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Medical Corps|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||28 December 1965||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated & ashes interred Karori Cemetery, Wellington|
|Memorial Reference||Soldiers Niche, Plot 52|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Lawrence Inkster was born on 6 April 1894 at Waimate, the eldest son of Laurence and Levina (Lavinia, née Tregoning) Inkster. His early education was probably at Waimate. In April 1910 he was admitted to Dunedin Technical Classes. He was 15 years 11 months old, an insurance clerk and living at North East Valley. James was a civil servant when he enlisted, naming his father as next-of-kin – Lawrence Inkster, Farm Road, Northland, Wellington. He was single and living at home. Private J. L. Inkster embarked with the New Zealand Medical Corps (No. 1 Stationary Hospital) per the “Marama” on 21 May 1915 at Wellington. He transferr to “Moldavia” for Suez. Private J. L. Inkster was one of the survivors when the Marquette was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea on 23 October 1915.
James Laurence Inkster married Minnie Wyper Barr in 1922. He died on 28 December 1965 at Wellington, aged 71 years. He was cremated, his ashes interred in a soldier’s plot at Karori Cemetery. His brother, Herbert Michael Inkster, and several cousins served in World War One – Herbert Inkster (24523), Robert James Inkster and Edwin Clifford Inkster.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 August 2021]; School record (Dunedin Branch NZSG) [09 August 2021]; Karori Cemetery headstone transcription [09 August 2021]; Karori cremation & burial records (Wellington City Council) [09 August 2021]; Dominion, 3 November 1915 (Papers Past) [09 August 2021]
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