James WOOD

Regimental number12/1065
Date of birth23 April 1884
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBridge carpenter
AddressTe Kuiti
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinCousin, W Bunker, Washington Valley, Nelson
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
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.
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 23 September 1915
Discharge date23 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HS 'Tofua', 23 September 1915; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action: gun shot wound, mouth), 23 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death24 May 1958 Auckland
Age at death76
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Series 18805, File 22024852