(Service number 13/335)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||15 April 1890||Place of Birth||Waimate (Kapua), South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Date||16 August 1914||Age||24|
|Address at Enlistment||Kinohaku, Kawhia, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Occupation||Self employed labourer|
|Previous Military Experience||4th Waikato Mounted Rifles|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Fotheringham (Mother), Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Medical Information||Height 5 foot 10 1/2 inches. Weight 168 lbs. Drk complexion. Gerey eyes. Dark brown hair. Scar on back of right arm.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Auckland Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Star of India or Waimana|
|Embarked From||Auckland, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Auckland Mounted Rifles|
|Campaigns||Egyptian 1914-15, Balkans (Gallipoli) 1915|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||28 August 1915||Age||25|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Missing, presumed dead. A Court of Enquiry stated "Reasonable to suppose dead" as from 28 August 1915|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Hill 60, (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial; Arno Soldiers Memorial Hall; Kinohaku School memorial, Kawhia Harbour|
James was the son of James and Eliza Fotheringham of 14 Dobson St, Waimate, South Canterbury. He had a twin, Eliza, and three other sisters: Annabella, Ann, and Jean.
A great great niece, Alison Clements recounted: "James was a farm labourer who at time of enlistment worked at Kinohaku on the Kawhia Harbour North Island, he enlisted at Hamilton, was in the Auckland Mounted Rifles... and was eventually killed during the attack on Hill 60 - [his body] was never recovered ...His portrait hung at the Kapua School and then hung in the hall before being returned to the family. Family members hold the Carte Postal's and some letters he posted back home to his oldest sister and brother in law who were farming at Pukeatua. He is shown in photo on the Auckland Mounted Rifles website while at based at Epsom Camp."
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (September 2013); SCRoll web submission from A Clements, 14 May 2015; SCRoll web submission by G Watkins, 10 October 2017; Archway (November 2017); NZ Birth Death Marriages (January 2018)
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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG
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