DEPREE, James Clark
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Aliases Birth & death registered as James DEPREE
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Date 6 April 1886 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment 3 Cecil Street, Waltham, Christchurch
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience Military Police
Marital Status Married. three children
Next of Kin May DEPREE (wife), 3 Cecil Street, Waltham
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Date 27 November 1942 Age 56 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1A, Plot 7455
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Biographical Notes

James Clark Depree was born on 6 April 1886 at Timaru, the son of Henry Carswell (Harry) and Elizabeth Jane (Lizzie, née Martin) Dpree. He was educated at Timaru Main School, moving from the Infant School to the Upper School in 1894. In 1909 James married May Oppenheim. His brother, John Griffiths Depree, was killed in action in 1918 in France.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 June 2017]; Bromley Cemetery Christchurch burial record (Christchurch City Council) [02 June 2017]; School admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [02 June 2017]

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