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Ralph Vincent James

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  • Service number
    2483 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    James AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2483 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Miner AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Post Office, Collingwood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F. James (father), Collingwood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2483 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Waimate AWMM
    Trooper AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    20 November 1900 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Sickness AWMM
  • Place of death
    Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Zeerust Transvaal, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Hall, D.O.W. (c1949). The New Zealanders in South Africa 1899-1902. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM

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