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JAMES PREACHER

PREACHER,  JAMES

RANK:   RIFLEMAN                SERIAL NO:  69878

UNIT:   ‘D’ COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, 3rd N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:       14/07/1883      -       EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND      

DIED:     05/10/1918        KILLED IN ACTION             
         
PLACE:    Le CATEAU, FRANCE    
    
SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    Mrs Mabel PREACHER, Northumberland St, WAIPUKURAU
    
PARENTS:   William and Margaret PREACHER, SCOTLAND

SIBLINGS:           

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs M PREACHER (wife)

OCCUPATION:  CARPENTER

EMPLOYER:   J. WINLOVE, WAIPUKURAU

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   NORTHUMBERLAND ST, WAIPUKURAU 
    
HEIGHT:   5’ 7¼”        WEIGHT:    134lb.        CHEST:   33½”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE            HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  GREVECOUR COURTYARD CEMETERY, FRANCE     
    

ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:   18/10/1917

MAIN BODY:                       REINFORCEMENT:      36th           

MILITARY RECORD:
18/10/1917.  POSTED ‘E’ COMPANY, 34th REINFORCEMENT.
06/03/1918.  TRANSFERRED ‘A’ COMPANY, 36th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
23/04/1918.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 102 ‘WILLOCHRA’.
31/05/1918.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
04/07/1918.  EMBARKED FROM ALEXANDRIA.
18/07/1918.  DISEMBARKED AT SOUTHAMPTON, U.K.
18/07/1918.  MARCHED IN ‘SLING’, POSTED TO RIFLE BRIGADE RESERVE.
21/09/1918.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE).
23/09/1918.  MARCHED IN ETAPLES.
27/09/1918.  JOINED ‘D’ COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, 3rd N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE
        IN THE FIELD.
05/10/1918.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, Le CATEAU, FRANCE.

            

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.