(Service number 1558)

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Date 29 September 1869 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waitawa, Kerrytown
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary HEFFERNAN, Waitawa, Kerrytown
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Military Awards

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 May 1928 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 21, Plot 325
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Heffernan was the eldest son of Denis and Mary Heffernan. He attended Pleasant Point School. It appears that he responded to a call-up in 1916. He had been examined in 1915 and rejected as medically unfit (eyesight). he was, moreover, over 46 years old.


NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [24 September 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 August 2018]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [24 September 2018]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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