COLL, James
(Service number 25/961)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 15 August 1887 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Post Office, Fairlie
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James COLL (father), Temuka
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, C Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 21 December 1932 Age 45 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 200, Plot 4
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Coll was the son of James and Catherine (Katie, Kitty, née Hamilton) Coll. James was educated at Upper Waitohi and Kakahu Bush schools. His brother Daniel was killed in action in 1918, and brother William also served in World War I. James and Daniel were serving overseas when their father died in April 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [28 October 2019]; School Admission register (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [29 October 2019]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [29 October 2019]

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