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James Henry Saunders

Roll of Honour, WW1, Christ's Church (Anglican), Russell (photo J. Halpin November 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, WW1, Christ's Church (Anglican), Russell (photo J. Halpin November 2010) - No known …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Saunders AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/949 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 April 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Russell, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Saunders (father), Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/949 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    POW - Angora, Anatolia, Turkey AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    1228 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F' 14.2.1917, p.284, states that Trooper Saunders is prisoner of war at Angora, Turkey. 'Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.' 14.3.1917, p.42, states that word had been received from Trooper Saunders. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 February 1917 AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Christ's Church (Anglican), WW1, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • My grandmother was Mable Saunders, the sister of James. I remember being told about James when I was young. We will remember him.
    Public - Steve - Other relative - 11 November 2018
  • My Grand mother was Jessie Vivienne Saunders and James Henry Saunders was here Brother. Who bravely gave his life for his country and family. I will remember him.
    Public - Tracey - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 November 2018SteveNelson New ZealandOther relative
08 June 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
25 April 2016Tracey Mangamuka, Northland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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