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James Alexander Ross

1/4 length portrait of Corporal J. A. Ross, 3rd Auckland Squadron, wounded. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS_19150826_p039. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

1/4 length portrait of Corporal J. A. Ross, 3rd Auckland Squadron, wounded. Taken from the supplemen …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Ross AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/194 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 May 1892 AWMM WaerengaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    James Alexander Ross (13/194) was born on 31 May 1892 in the Waikato farming town of Waerenga. He wa Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - Remuera Heritage
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Streamlands, via Kaipara Flats, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Ross, Streamlands, via Kaipara Flats, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/194 AWMM
  • Military service
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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James and Mary Ross, of Hina Rd., Papatoetoe, Manakau, New Zealand. Native of Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • He was a Corporal with the Main Body of the Auckland Mounted Rifles and was described as 5ft 11 inches (180 cm) tall, with light brown hair and blue eyes. He caught measles on the voyage sailing from New Zealand to Suez, Egypt, but had recovered by the time it was to disembark on 3rd December 1914.

      He was transferred to Turkey where he took part in the Gallipoli Campaign. This campaign is also known as Dardanelles campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale. James was wounded on 7 August 1915 and was transferred via hospital ships to the hospital based at Alexandria in Egypt. When he had recovered three months later, he returned to his unit in Gallipoli on 21 November 1915. Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - Remuera Heritage
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About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 November 2021 - Remuera Heritage
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM II A. 7. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • St Luke’s Church Honours Board, Remuera, Auckland Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 November 2021 -

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  • We visited James' memorial cross on the field at Auckland museum today, as the day was drawing to a close and the shadows were lengthening. Our father's name is 'Selwyn James' so we carry a reminder of him with us always.
    Public - Pauline - Other Relative - 22 April 2018
  • My Grandmother was the sister of our Uncle Jim. She loved him dearly and mourned the fact that her father allowed him to go to war but not his horse. The horse was needed on the farm. We were privileged to visit his grave on the Gallipoli in 2013. 100 years on and we are still sending people to war. Surely there is a better way. Arohanui.
    Public - Sandy - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • In memory of my Great Uncle
    Public - Gillian - Other Relative - 25 January 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 November 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 November 2021SueRemuera, AucklandResearcher
23 April 2018PaulineAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
25 April 2015SandyTauranga, New ZealandOther Relative
25 January 2015GillianAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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