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James Norman Waite

  • Service number
    42238 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Waite AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    42238 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    6 April 1892 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Waiotahi Creek, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Plumber AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    David Ambrose Waite (brother), Hopai, via Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 05 Apr 1917 Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    42238 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wellington Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 2 January 1917 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 24 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 05 Apr 1917-10 June 1917 AWMM to Devonport, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 81 AWMM
    Vessel was Devon AWMM
    Private AWMM
    24th Reinforcements, E Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Suicide, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 21 July 1919 AWMM
    On termination of period of engagement AWMM
    Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Jane Waite and Charles Norman Waite.

    One attestation paper on his service record notes he applied to enlist May 1916 but was rejected on medical grounds with an injured foot.

    He recorded his parents were partially dependent on him. AWMM


About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    21 June 1921 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Suicide AWMM
  • Place of death
    Kopuarahi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Kopuarahi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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