James CREE

Regimental number40891
Date of birth9 November 1879
Place of birthDunedin
OccupationFarm labourer
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Cree Snr, Otekaieke, North Otago
Enlistment date4 November 1916
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 23rd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Ruapehu on 14 March 1917
Final rankPrivate
Final unit10th (North Otago) Company, 1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel 3), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James (b. Scotland) and Margaret (b. New Zealand) Cree, Otekaieke, Oamaru
Family/military connectionsBrother: 40890 Pte Herbert Stewart CREE, 10th (North Otago) Company, 1st Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, killed in action, 3 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 14 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 May 1917, and marched in to Canterbury and Otago Reinforcements, Sling Camp.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1917; marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 23 June 1917.

Joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, and posted to 10th (North Otago) Company, 9 July 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 57, p. 14
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21898899