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John Harding Tatham

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Harding AWMM
  • Surname
    Tatham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Public - Michelle - Researcher - 18 January 2017 - Wairarapa Archive
  • Service number
    43291 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.H. Tatham (wife), Homewood, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    43291 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Malaria AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frederick and Julia Tatham, of Masterton.

    "Entered camp in February, 1917, and was gazetted a N.C.O. attached to the 31st Reinforcements. Leaving in November, he was among those who successfully rounded up the Turks in Palestine before they finally gave in. Many men of his brigade suffered from fever in the Jordan Valley, and in consequence there was a considerable shortage of farriers. Being particularly good at his work his services were requisitioned on many occasions. With several narrow escapes he managed to see practically all the fighting in Palestine for the last six months of the war. He was taken to hospital with malaria on October 7th, and died on October 18th, 1918. Nine hundred went down with disease in five days, which proved that the Turks were only too correct in their statement that they would have to come and bury them all if they remained in the valley." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    18 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 43 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM Z.26. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      74: 7 AWMM
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM