(Service number 52575)

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Date 23 October 1882 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date 31 January 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment Ma Waro
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Isabella CHISHOLM (mother), Sutherlands
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 8 December 1946 Age 64 years
Place of Death Of Mawaro, Cave
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 2, Plot 144
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Chisholm was the fifth son of William and Isabella (née Sinclair) Gillies, both of whom hailed from Scotland. James was called up and enlisted in 1917. In 1921 he married ann Marion Maxwell, who outlived him by more than twenty years. Two brothers served in World War I - John Sinclair and William; and a third, Gillies, enlisted..


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 April 2019]; Pleasant Point Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 April 2019]

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