(Service number 76577)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||26 April 1887||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Address at Enlistment||Pleasant Point|
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|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. LISTON (wife), Pleasant Point|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||18 October 1983||Age||96 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Pleasant Point Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 19, Plot 103|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Liston was born on 26 April 1887 at Pleasant Point, the youngest son of Thomas and Bridget (née O’Connell) Liston. Although he was given the name Michael at registration, he was baptised James on 8 June 1887 in the Temuka Catholic Parish. James married Agnes Delury on 26 January 1916 at Timaru. Their daughter Joan was born on 4 October 1917 at Timaru.
James Liston was a farmer at Levels, when his name was drawn in the Military Service Ballot late in 1916. He subsequently enlisted but did not see overseas service. His brother John was also called up. James and Agnes and their daughter Joan are buried at Pleasant Point.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; Christchurch Roman Catholic Diocese Baptism Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [01 October 2020]; Pleasant Point Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [30 September 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]
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