VALENTINE, James Jefcoate
(Service number 29705)

First Rank Sergeant Major Last Rank


Date 13 September 1895 Place of Birth Balclutha

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Student
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James Archibald VALENTINE (father), Inspector of Schools, Westland
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 21st Reinforcements, Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section
Date 21 January 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
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

Medical practitioner


Date 3 May 1966 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Purewa, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Jefcoate Valentine was the second son of James (Jim) Archibald and Helen (née Jefcoate) Valentine. He was educated at Timaru South School where his father was a teacher (headmaster?), before going on to Timaru Boys High School. James was successful in the Junior Scholarship Examination. He married Mary Evelyn Duke on 29 November 1922 at Dunedin. His brother Archibald Graham Valentine also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 October 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [10 October 2019]; Purewa Cremation records [10 October 2019]

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