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JAMES WILLIAM WOOD

WOOD,   JAMES WILLIAM

RANK:  TROOPER            SERIAL NO:  11/1077

UNIT:    WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES 

BORN:   19/10/1881  -  HAWKE’S BAY  -  NEW ZEALAND

DIED:     27/08/1915                      

PLACE:  GALLIPOLI        KILLED IN ACTION

PRE WAR:   SERVED 6 MONTHS, SOUTH AFRICA

SINGLE:            RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    EMILY GEORGINA WOOD (TIKOKINO).
    
PARENTS:  E. J. WOOD, (father). 

CHILDREN:      Junita Anderson, (born 08/10/1908)
            Ethni Edith, (born 20/06/1909) 

NEXT OF KIN:  Emily Georgina WOOD (later BLANCH) Sydney, AUST. 

OCCUPATION:  BUSHMAN

EMPLOYER:  CHRISTIES BROS., NORSEWOOD

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  C/- MAYCOCK, MANGATERA 

HEIGHT:  5’ 9”    WEIGHT:    165lb.         CHEST:   32”

COMP:    FAIR        EYES:    GREY            HAIR:    FAIR

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   HILL 60 CEMETERY, ROW 4, GRAVE 11

ENLISTED:   DANNEVIRKE        DATE:  27/11/1914

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    3rd

MILITARY RECORD:
12/02/1915.  LEFT NEW ZEALAND ON HMNZT 19.
27/03/1915.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
16/08/1915.  REINFORCEMENT FOR DARDANELLES.
27/08/1915.  KILLED IN ACTION (2nd ASSAULT, HILL 60)

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.
(MEDALS RETURNED, UNCLAIMED)