LORIMER, James Ramsay
(Service number 7/1093)

First Rank Last Rank Trooper


Date 20 June 1881 Place of Birth Manchester, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Marston Road, Timaru
Occupation Fisherman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Widowed
Next of Kin Mrs harlotte McAuleu (sister), 45 Storet Street, Paisley, Scotland
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 5th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 28 June 1965 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 119, Plot 13
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Ramsay Lorimer was born in 1881 at Manchester, England. He had married Mary Watson McGarrilge in 1912 in New Zealand. It appears that Mary had died before James enlisted. He was living at the Beverley War Veterans Home when he died in 1965.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [29 December 2016]

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