SHEED, James Alexander
(Service number 28926)

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Date 16 August 1890 Place of Birth Farm hand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gordon's Valley, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs SHEED (aunt), Tahu, North Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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 18th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Freezing worker


Date 10 October 1977 Age 87 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 45, Plot 246
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Alexander Sheed came to New Zealand in about 1908. He married Christine Wilson Meek in 1926 in New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Museum cenotaph Database [05 June 2017]; Timaru Herald, 21 & 24 December 1917 (Papers Past) [03 & 06 June 2017]; Ruru Cemetery Christchurch burial record (Christchurch City Council) [06 June 2017];Rruru Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription (Canterbury Branch NZSG) [06 June 2017]

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