Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1975.145, U132.1
Jacket, Captain JB Neely, WW1
James Neely was 2nd in command of the Advance Force to Samoa, the first body of troops to leave NZ for active service during World War One.
Captain James Blackwood Neely of Auckland, a member of the Territorials (3rd Auckland Regiment) was a member of the Samoa Advance Party, service number 1/727. He subsequently re-enlisted, service number 11570, and embarked with the 12th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company, on 1st May 1916, to serve on the Western Front.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
World War 1, 1914-18, wars
- 0 - Whole width across shoulders : 450mm
- 0 - Whole width across hem : 580mm
- 0 - Whole length : 780mm
12 August 2013
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