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James Oliver Bringans

Portrait James Oliver Bringans (78548) (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait James Oliver Bringans (78548) (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Oliver AWMM
  • Surname
    Bringans AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 78548 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Oct 1897 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
    Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 26 November 1917 AWMM 'Waituna', Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander Bringans (father), 'Waituna', Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1918 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 78548 AWMM
  • Military service
    2nd Sth Regiment AWMM
  • 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 26 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian 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 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      145 pounds AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Bringans was the son of Alexander and Mary Bringans, of "Waituna," Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Entered Camp 30 April 1918. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 20 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
    Canterbury Provincial Memorial, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Another ANZC Day. To remember the ones who left and did not return. "Lest we forget"
    Public - Shirley - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
  • James Oliver Bringans was my uncle. The younger of the two brothers who joined the armed forces of New Zealand..
    Public - Shirley Jean - Other relative - 1 May 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2017ShirleyOamaru New ZealandDirect descendant
01 May 2016Shirley JeanOamaru New ZealandOther relative
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