(Service number 23/1865)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 30 June 1890 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pukearuhe
Occupation Cheesemaker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. WATERS (mother), Geraldine
Religion Church of England
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 Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Tahiti or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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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

Public servant


Date 10 August 1973 Age 83 years
Place of Death New Plymouth
Memorial or Cemetery Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
Memorial Reference Services Area, Block E, Plot 207
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Waters was the seventh son of William and Frances Sophia (née Giles) Waters. J. Waters, 23/1865, returned home with Draft 191 of invalided soldiers by the “Remuera”, embarking at Liverpool on 7 September 1918 and arriving on 23 October. An older brother George William Waters was killed in action in 1918 in France. His younger brother Leonard Albert Waters also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 March 2020]; Te Henui Cemetery burial record (New Plymouth District Council) [08 March 2020]; Evening Post, 14 October 1918, Sun, 14 October 1918 (Papers Past) [03 March 2020]

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