GUDSELL, James Digby
(Service number 74387)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 13 November 1897 Place of Birth Beaconsfield, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs A. GUDSELL (mother), Glendonald, Albury, Canterbury
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 41st Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 11 October 1918
Transport Moeraki
Embarked From Transhipped at sydney for Suez Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 14 April 1976 Age 78 years
Place of Death Hastings
Memorial or Cemetery Hawke's Bay Crematorium; ashes interred Hastings Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Digby Gudsell was the son of Thomas and Agnes (née Hay) Gudsell. He married Annie Bella Willcock in 1929.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 June 2017]; hawke's Bay Cremation Record & Hastings Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [29 June 2017]

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