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James Robert Tye

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 740 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 740 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Tye AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2746 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
    Unknown AWMM Eweburn Nursery, Ranfurly, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Tye (father), 29 Francis Street, Kaikorai Valley, Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2746 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr and Mrs J. Tye of 4 Valley Road, Kaikorai, Dunedin. Of Chinese descent. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Toitū Otago Settlers Museum - Robert Tye was one of a small number of Chinese Anzacs in WWI. Born at the Lawrence Chinese camp, he served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, suffering recurrent ill health. He disappeared on his way to an aid station at Messines in June 1917. Public - Helen - Researcher - 4 April 2024 - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Another ANZAC day We will remember you always James Robert R I P
    Public - Adrienne - Direct descendant - 24 April 2017
  • I am researching the family history and James Robert is the oldest son to Chow Tie and Grace Kerr born in Lawrence , raised in the chinese camp Young Robert as he was know went to school , left at 11 worked at Naseby and Gimmerburn cutting thistles and planting pine trees He loved his family and Cousin Annie his uncles surviving daughter He was a sensitive man , gentle and went to war because his friends did and it was an adventure , Sadly he was killed, this broke his mothers heart . Robert today is 100 years of some of your poems and letters A sweet caring young man I will treasure you always xxxcc
    Public - Adrienne - Direct descendant - 8 February 2017
  • My grandfathers favourite brother and he remembered him as having a "beautiful nature"
    Public - Allan - Other Relative - 1 May 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 April 2024HelenAucklandResearcher
02 April 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2017Adrienne Geraldine Direct descendant
06 April 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
01 May 2015AllanNew ZealandOther Relative

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