TRUMPER, James Charles
(Service number 68568)

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Date 16 March 1883 Place of Birth Pleasant Valley

Enlistment Information

Date 17 September 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Farm labourer for F O'Brien, Fairlie
Previous Military Experience Boer War, 1902
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Elizaberh Trumper (mother), Ohape, Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

16 October 1917: Medical report records James suffering Rheumatism

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Biographical Notes

Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Trumper (nee Benbow).

James began service from 17 Septmeber 1917. Upon medical examination it was noted he complained of pain in his calves while walking, but was the notes continue to say "...there are no objective signs. This mans musculature is well developed" and was passed as "Class A". Three moths later a medical board held at Trentham, dated 18 Decmeber 1917, reports he suffered from Myalgia and the board recommended his nischarge. The following day he was posted to "Leave without pay", presumably for the remainder of the war.


Archives New Zealand military personnel file R22013810 (18 June 2015); SCRoll web submission by W Griffin, 4 December 2015

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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