James Archibald Pirrit 3 October 1889 - 15 September 1916 Key details Contribute › Service number13/2893 AWMM Also known asJim AWMMPirritt AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMCorporal AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 6th (Hauraki) Company AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 ReligionPresbyterianChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth3 October 1889 AWMM Place of birthWhangarataWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesWhangarataFranklinNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationJames Russell Pirritt (father)Kiwitahi RoadMorrinsvilleNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 8 January 1916 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1914-1919 AWMMWestern Front AWMMBattle of Flers-Courcelette AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number13/2893 AWMM Military unitsAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Military serviceAuckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM19 October 1915 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM26 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM8 January 1916 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM08 Jan 1916-8 February 1916 AWMMHMNZT 37 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDepart - 08 Jan 1916Arrival - 08 Feb 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM8 January 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM9th Reinforcements Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 10.5 inches AWMMComplexionUnknown Period AWMMFair AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMBrown AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMGrey AWMMKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMUnknown 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 Rolls 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 deathSommeNorthern FranceFrance AWMM Death notesSommeFrance AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) MemorialCaterpillar Valley CemeteryLonguevalSommeFrance AWMMAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 1 Hall of Memories AWMMPukekohe Intermediate SchoolWW1Memorial stones & loving memory roses AWMMRoll of HonourTuakauWW11914 - 1918Tuakau Memorial HallGeorge StreetTuakauWaikatoNew Zealand AWMMTuakau War MemorialTuakau Services Cemeterycorner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts RoadTuakauWaikatoNew 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 2015 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=20801636Archives NZToday is Free Project. Panoramic, 360 degree photographic view, of War Memorials. (n.d.) . Retrieved May 1, 2014, from http://www.todayisfree.com/http://www.todayisfree.com/Further 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 ReferenceMinistry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand History online. Tuakau War Memorialhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/tuakau-services-war-memorialFurther 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. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.