Māori › James Frederick Birch Born 11 September 1889 - Died 5 April 1918 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 54724 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Rifleman AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 68), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJames Frederick AWMM SurnameBirch AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberWWI 54724 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth11 September 1889 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs E. Birch (mother), Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 54724 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 16 Jul 1917-16 September 1917 AWMM to Liverpool, Merseyside AWMM HMNZT 88 AWMM Vessel was Athenic AWMM Rifleman AWMM Reinforcements J Company AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Rifleman AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › James Birch was the son of George Frederick and Eliza Birch, of Victoria Street, Dargaville, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death5 April 1918 AWMM Age 28 AWMM Somme, Northern France AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes CemeteryEuston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM V. D. 2. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember James Frederick Birch by laying a poppy. James Birch James Birch James Frederick Birch James Stewart Birch John Birch Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of James Frederick Birch Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy) Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-2016-2 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22311344 Further Reference A Street Near You record https://astreetnearyou.org/person/524482/- Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/524482 Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM 68: 13 AWMM Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.