EDGE, James
(Service number 72034)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 31 May 1896 Place of Birth England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 127, Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James EDGE (father), P.O. Box 127, Fairlie. Later 147 Wai-iti Road, Timaru
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 37th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Manuka
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
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


Date 22 February 1966 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference Soldiers Section, Plot 2 M/5
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Edge was the son ofJames and Ann Edge. He had been in New Zealand for five years when he enlisted. Trooper J. Edge returned to New Zealand from Egypt per the troopship “Ellenga”, embarking at Suez on 23 July 1919 and arriving in late August.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; Karori Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Wellington City Council) [07 April 2020]; Sun, 16 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 April 2020]

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