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JAMES THOMAS HALLETT

 


HALLETT, JAMES THOMAS

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  13438                         

UNIT:    1st WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:   12/05/1894  -  NAPIER, N.Z.        

DIED:     06/06/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:   MESSINES, BELGIUM        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Mrs J. HALLETT (mother), WAIPUKURAU

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs E.R. HALLETT (mother), PALMERSTON NORTH

OCCUPATION:  SHEPHERD

EMPLOYER:   H.E TIFFEN, ELSTHORPE

LAST NZ ADDRESS: PATANGATA

HEIGHT:  5’ 6”        WEIGHT:    132lb        CHEST:   31½”

COMP:   FRESH         EYES:   GREY             HAIR:  31½”

EDUCATION:   FOURTH EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY,
                            WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM

ENLISTED:   NAPIER                DATE:   1702/1916  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    13th 
PRE-WAR    SERVED ‘D’ SQUADRON 9th WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES.   
08/02/1916.  POSTED ‘B’ SQUADRON 13th REINFORCEMENT
04/04/1916.  POSTED ‘J’ SQUADRON 13th  REINFORCEMENT.
31/05/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT 55 ‘TOFUA’ FOR U.K.
27/07/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
28/07/1916.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’.
11/08/1916.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS.
12/08/1916.  MARCHED INTO BEF, FRANCE.
13/08/1916.  ATTACHED 1st BTN WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT, ETAPLES.
30/09/1916.  JOINED BATTALION IN THE FIELD.
06/06/1916.  KILLED IN ACTION, MESSINES, BELGIUM.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.