ROWE, James
(Service number 49786)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant


Date 18 January 1887 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Herekino
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin P. ROWE (father), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 27th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, a Company
Date 13 June 1917
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Infantry Regiment

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 2 July 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 September 1967 Age 80 years
Place of Death Kaitaia
Memorial or Cemetery Kaitaia Cemetery
Memorial Reference Returned Servicesmens Section, Plot 87
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Rowe was the third son of Peter and Mary (née Fraser) Rowe. His parents had married at Timaru, and both are buried at Pleasant Point. His brother, Samuel Rowe, also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [5 January 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 January 2019]; Kaitaia Cemetery Burial record (Far North District Council) [05 January 2019]

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