James Heywood DUTTON

Regimental number12/969
Date of birth3 January 1892
Place of birthEngland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Auckland Mental Hospital
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.7
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinThomas Dutton, Buersill Head, Rockdale, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 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
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Section, 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 April 1915 (sprained ankle); transferred to Egypt, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital (Ghezireh Palace), Cairo, 8 May 1915; date of discharge not recorded.

Embarked Alexandria, 26 May 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 4 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 June 1915 (gun shot wound, left knee, abrasions); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 June 1915 (synovitis, knee); transferred to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 15 June 1915; discharged to Base, Zeitoun, 26 June 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 14 July 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 August 1915.

Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Now reported missing, believed dead.'

War service: 356 days (of which 320 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 20999620

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