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James Loffley


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Loffley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39807 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jack Tapiri (sister), Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Legally Separated AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39807 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Cook/Military AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • E te Matua, takoto mai ki te urupa o Muruika. Ahakoa he mea whangai ahau I tetehi atu whanau, ka huri ngoku whakaaro ki a koe, ki oku tuakana kua wehe. Na raua I kii mai, he tangata mahaki koe, he humarie, tau ki te waiata kori, ki te whai korero. James was my birth father. He was also known as Timi and Tamahou. Loffley, sometimes written as Loeffley, is an Anglicized version of Loevli, which is Norwegian Saami. His grandfather Edward arrived here in the 1850s.
    Public - Ngahuia - Child - 8 September 2015
  • James Loffley is my grandfather. My mum still lives on his whenua in Ohinemutu Village. My mum is 87 years young and is my Koros eldest daughter. My Koro was a cook in the Army. He used to get in trouble for feeding hungry people in the war. He was a great cook. Koro did not believe in wasting food. When he returned he lived in the village and later came to live with mum, dad and my five siblings. I can remember him cooking in large dishes. His Blackberry pies were the best. He had many nightmares and I was around 5 years old when he thought the house was burning down. He threw a lot of items out of the window before he realized it was a dream. I remember him as being quiet. He died at the young age of 59. He lies behind St Faiths church in Ohinemutu where ANZAC is held each year.
    Public - Theresa - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 111 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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08 September 2015NgahuiaWaiwherowhero, WaikatoChild
25 April 2015Theresa New ZealandOther Relative

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