James Ashby Unknown date of birth - 9 February 1945 Key details Contribute › Service number801331 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames AWMM SurnameAshby AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number801331 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM142 Maunu RoadWhangareiNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr M. Kairua (uncle)WhangareiNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number801331 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMWhangareiNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 Feb 1944-31 March 1944 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMMMooltan or Willem Ruys AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Discharge Contribute › DischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Henry and Mihi Ashby; nephew of Marshall Kairua, of Whangarei AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death9 February 1945 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameCaserta War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceVI, B, 4. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember James Ashby by laying a poppy. Horace Ashby J Ashby James Ashby James Frederick Ashby John George Ashby Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Ashby Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 13: WW2 7 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.