STRUTHERS, James Brackenridge
(Service number 53436)

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Date 22 August 1886 Place of Birth Fairlie

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clarendon, Otago
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married.
Next of Kin Mrs J. B. STRUTHERS (wife), C/o A. Cambridge, Rangiora
Religion Presbyterian
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Date 19 April 1962 Age 75 years
Place of Death Blenheim
Memorial or Cemetery Omaka Cemetery, Blenheim
Memorial Reference Block 70, Plot 15
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Brackenridge Struthers was the third son of Henry and Rosa Harriet (née Rapsey) Struthers. James was educated at Fairlie, Pareora West and Ashwick Flat schools. He was a blacksmith at Clarendon, near Milton, when he was called up. James had married Elizabeth Maud Campbell on 24 April 1916 at Rangiora. He had served with the Mackenzie Mounted Rifles Volunteers until their disbandment, and he had been medically examined at Fairlie and Timaru. His youngest brother herbet Lewis Brackenridge Struthers served in World War I..Alexander Francis Struthers, who was called up in 1918, was probably his brother.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 November 2019]; Omaka Cemetery burial record (Marlborough District Council) [16 November 2019]

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