McINTOSH, James Kingsley
(Service number 7/872)

Aliases Sometimes listed as Kingsley James
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 6 November 1895 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 37 Matilda St. Timaru, New Zealand
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John McIntosh, (Father) 37 Matilda St, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Wesleyan
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 3rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles 3rd Reinforcements

Military Awards

Campaigns Balkans (Gallpoli) 1915, Egypt 1915-16,Egypt Expeditionary Force 1916
Service Medals
Military Awards

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 3 June 1918 Age 23 years
Place of Death Timaru Hospital
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 35, Plot 645
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Kingsley John McIntosh, also known as James Kingsley McIntosh, was the fifth son of Alexander John and Jane (née Harpur) McIntosh. He was educated at Waimataitai, Timaru Main and Waihao Native schools. Kingsley returned from the war suffering from shell shock. On 24 May 1918 he had a motor cycle accident on the Pareora Road and died in the Timaru Hospital on 3 June, aged 23 years. His brother, Stanley Herbert McIntosh died on 29 March 1918 in France. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Kingsley John McIntosh. Kinglsey did die before war’s end but not as a result of his service. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [27 March 2020]; 5 July 1918, Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 & 27 March 2020]

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