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James Ireland Low

From the Otago Witness of 26th April 1900 on Page 34

Trooper James Ireland Low

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Ireland AWMM
  • Surname
    Low AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Ireland-Low AWMM
  • Service number
    1018 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 22 March 1900 AWMM Main Road, Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Janet Low (mother), Main Road, Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 March 1900 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 22 March 1900 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Flour Miller/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.25 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      February 1901 dysentery AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      April 1901 rheumatism AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      June 1901 10 days illness AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      July 1901 bronchial catarrh AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Janet and Thomas Low

    After his service with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles he sought employment in South Africa. He wrote complaining that whilst he was offered employment with the Transvaal Railways as an inspector he discovered, unfairly he believed, he had to return to New Zealand for discharge.

    He later served 3 and half years with the South African Flying Corps. At the time of demobilisation, 1918 he offered his services to the New Zealand Flying Corps April 1918. As the New Zealand Division did not have Flying Corps it was suggested he offer his services to the Royal Flying Corps in England.

    SA: TR, RH, CC, QSA medal, 1901 clasp. Relatives hyphenated the names to Ireland-Low.

    Father was named Thomas Low. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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