(Service number 76577)

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Date 26 April 1887 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs J. LISTON (wife), Pleasant Point
Religion Roman Catholic
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Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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