FORREST, James William
(Service number 80061)

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Date 11 August 1880 Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Miner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mr Joseph ALLEN (friend), Waihao Forks, Waimate
Religion Church of England
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 42nd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 February 1933 Age 52 years
Place of Death Waimate
Cause Bronchitis & asthma; coronary embolism
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Irish-born James William forrest was residing at Wahao Forks near Waimate and working for Mr J. Allen when he enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2016]

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