James Archibald Pirrit Born 3 October 1889 - Died 15 September 1916 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number13/2893 AWMM Also known asJim AWMMPirritt AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Corporal AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 6th (Hauraki) Company AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames Archibald AWMM SurnamePirrit AWMM Ingoa Also known asJim AWMMPirritt AWMM Service number13/2893 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionPresbyterian, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth3 October 1889 AWMM3 October 1889 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Place of birthWhangarata, Waikato, New Zealand AWMMWhangarata, Waikato, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Birth notesWhangarata, Franklin, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Farmer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationJames Russell Pirritt (father), Kiwitahi Road, Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 08 Jan 1916 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1914-1919 Western Front AWMMBattle of Flers-Courcelette AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number13/2893 AWMM Military servicePukekohe Mounted Rifles AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 19 October 1915 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 26 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 08 Jan 1916-8 February 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 37 AWMMVessel was Maunganui AWMMTrooper AWMM; 9th Reinforcements Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron AWMM; New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM5 foot 10.5 inches AWMMComplexion, Unknown Period AWMMFair AWMMHair colour, Unknown Period AWMMBrown AWMMEye colour, Unknown Period AWMMGrey AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMMNew Zealand General Hospital, Cairo, Influenza 4 March 1916 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM5' 10.5" AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM160 lb AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Unknown AWMMCorporal AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 6th (Hauraki) Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › James Pirrit was the son of James and Agnes J. Pirrit, of Kiwitahi, Morrinsville, Waikato. He was the 2nd son in a family of 12 children.James Pirrit was killed in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.Remembered at Pukekohe Intermediate School, with Memorial stones & loving memory roses.His brothers, Blair Joseph Pirrit (54775) and David Andrew Pirrit (33600) also served in France 1917-1918.Surname listed as Pirritt in the Nominal RollsEmbarked Wellington, 18 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 12 February 1916.Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 19 February 1916.Admitted to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 2 March 1916 (influenza); discharged, 10 March 1916.Transferred to Auckland Infantry Bn, 18 March 1916, and appointed Temporary Lance corporal.Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 8 April 1916.Appointed Temporary Corporal, in the field, 1 July 1916.Promoted Corporal, 14 August 1916.Killed in action, 15 September 1916.Parents: James and Agnes J. Pirrit, Kiwitahi, Morrinsville, AucklandSurname incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as PIRRITT. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death15 September 1916 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathSomme, Northern France, France AWMM Death notesSomme, France AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial nameCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMMAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMMPukekohe Intermediate School, WW1, Memorial stones & loving memory roses AWMMRoll of Honour, Tuakau, WW1, 1914 - 1918, Tuakau Memorial Hall, George Street, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMMTuakau War Memorial, Tuakau Services Cemetery, corner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts Road, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember James Archibald Pirrit by laying a poppy. David Andrew Pirrit George Pirrit James Archibald Pirrit John Cameron Pirrit Mark Pirrit Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Archibald Pirrit Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedBirths, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records onlinehttps://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nzSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20801636Further ReferenceMinistry for Culture and Heritage. Pukekohe school First World War memorialhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/pukekohe-school-first-world-war-memorialFurther ReferenceMinistry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand History online. Tuakau War Memorialhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/tuakau-services-war-memorialFurther ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C60133Further ReferenceRoll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919, Auckland War Memorial Museum Library, MS-2016-2http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-manuscriptsandarchives-11061Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM21: 3 AWMMFranklin county news AWMMAlexander, E. (2 March 2006). Memorial Stones ceremony organised. Franklin County News. AWMMMiller, R. (Ed.). (2012). Pukekohe's memorial stones. Auckland, N.Z.: Franklin Historical Society. AWMMNZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.