James Henry FURZE

Regimental number10/3884
Date of birth31 July 1894
Place of birthUrenui, Taranaki
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTikorangi, Taranaki
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M C Furze, Tikorangi, Taranaki
Previous military serviceTwo years, Territorial Force
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 4 March 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unit9th (Hawke's Bay) Company, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Longueval, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary Charlotte Furze, 'Racelands', Lepperton, Taranaki
Family/military connectionsBrother: 10/3883 Pte Claude Neville FURZE, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment, killed in action, 18 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 26, p. 11
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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