BROWN, James
(Service number 10160)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John BROWN (father), Riverslea, Temuka
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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 11th Reinforcements, K Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
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Date 22 September 1936 Age 44 yrs
Place of Death Riverslea, Temuka
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 83, Plot 356
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

This James BROWN was a son of John and Louisa (nee KIRBY) BROWN. His brothers David and Francis also served in WWI. James was farewelled at a very pleasant evening of euchre, dancing and singing, at his parents' residence, "Riverslea", on 15 March 1916, when he was on leave from Featherston Camp. James continued to farm his father's property, "Riverslea", at Milford. James was honoured by the Temuka RSA at his funeral.


Cenotaph Database [22 August 2014]; Headstone image Temuka Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [22 August 2014]; Timaru Herald, 23 & 24 September 1936 (Timaru District Library) [22 August 2014]; Timaru Herald, 18 March 1916 (Papers Past) [23 August 2014]

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