James Collis BROWN

Regimental number12/44
Date of birth28 June 1890
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBella Vista, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.3
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Dorothy Brown, 9 Riverview Gardens, Barnes, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st City of London Field Artillery; left the country.
Enlistment date11 August 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.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 9 June 1915
Discharge date20 August 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Willochra', 9 June 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 20 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death5 August 1946 Wanganui
Age at death56
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21888668

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