MELTON, James Robert
(Service number 34704)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. Melton (mother), Morven
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 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport HMNZT 71 Port Lyttleton
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Robert Melton was the son of James and Barbara Wallace Murdoch Melton (nee Kennard) of Morven.

James Robert Melton's was the nephew of Thomas Kennard (23194), brother in law of Lionel Arthur Marshall (46653), and cousin of both Donald McNicol Kennard (55278) and Herbert Hinman Jackson (38961) who also served during the war.


SCRoll submission by P Melton, 14 Jan 2018; Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 February 2018]

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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum

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