James Alexander MELVILLE

Regimental number12/413
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Dorothy Melville, Rotorua
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.

Mentioned in Despatches

'For devotion to duty from 26th September 1916 to 22nd February 1917. Has been acting as Company Sergeant Major for a considerable time, and has carried out his duties in a most capable and painstaking manner. He has always taken the greatest interest in his work.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 1 June 1917

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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