JAMES, Charles Betties
(Service number 6/1885)

First Rank Private Last Rank Company Quartermaster Sergeant


Date 20 April 1888 Place of Birth Cornwall England

Enlistment Information

Date 6 January 1915 Age 26
Address at Enlistment Latter Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mr P. James (father), Morgan Cross, Saint Columb, Cornwall, England
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra, Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian, Balkans (Gallipoli), Western Europe
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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 17 November 1918 Age 30
Place of Death Military Hospital, Featherston
Cause Disease
Memorial or Cemetery Featherston Cemetery
Memorial Reference 557
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles was the husband of L. James, of Park Gate, Ash Prior, Taunton, Somerset, England.

Prior to enlisting he had worked as a labourer for R. Frazer , Albury. After having served overseas he died on 17 November 1918 of broncho pneumonia following influenza at the Military Hospital, Featherston Military Camp, Featherston


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015)

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