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WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM Central Fire Station, Christchurch AWMM
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WW2 Mrs. H.I. James, C/o. Dainty Inn Milk Bar, High St., Christchurch (m) AWMM
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Attended Rolleston School and Ashburton Technical High School.
Before the War he was an avid boxer and rugby player. West Coast Middleweight Champion and 23 Battalion Champion.
Served in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Tunisia. In Tunisia he was shot in the leg and badly wounded - resulting in his leg being amputated below the knee.
Returned to New Zealand and worked with the disabled servicemen's re-establishment league. AWMM
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- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
- The Christchurch Press AWMM
Obituary: 24 May 2014 AWMM
- Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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