(Service number 27278)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date 31 July 1889 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Eva GREENAWAY (mother), Geraldine
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 17th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devon
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 10 August 1967 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 127, Plot 14
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Greenaway was the son of William and Eva (née Newport) Greenaway, of Geraldine. His father died in 1897 when James was just nine years old, while his mother lived till 1952, dying at the age of 91 years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 December 2016]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [30 December 2016]; NZ BDM indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 December 2016]

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