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James William Sansom

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
  • Forenames
    • James William AWMM
    • James William Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
  • Surname
    • Sansom AWMM
    • Sansom Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
  • Service number
    • 687 AWMM
    • Trooper 687 Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Baptist Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 687 AWMM
    • Trooper 687 Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - He was my mother's uncle, oral history.
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 17 February 1900 AWMM Trooper AWMM
    LytteltonChristchurch 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
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

      At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
    • James William Sansom, born 6/9/1870, died 6/6/1900. James died of enteric fever at Johannesburg, South Africa during the Boer War. There is a memorial headstone in the Rangiora Baptist Cemetery. He was Trooper 687 and sailed in the 3rd NZ Contingent on 17 February 1900. They entrained for Aliwal North on the border of Orange Free State and joined the Colonial Division on 14 April 1900. In Victoria Park, Rangiora, there is a memorial lamp to Sergeant Rule and Trooper Sansom. Public - Ronald Ashley - Other Relative - 11 February 2015 - Information from, 'The Family of William and Ann Sansom of Rangiora' Evagean Publishing 1995.
    • James William Sansom died of enteric fever at Johannesburg, South Africa during the Boer War. There is a memorial headstone in the Rangiora Baptist Cemetery.Sailed in the 3rd NZ Contingent on 17/2/1900. Entrained for Aliwal North on the border of Orange Free State and joined the Colonial Division on 14/4/1900. In Victoria Park, Rangiora there is a memorial lamp to Sergeant Rule and Trooper Sansom. Public - Ronald Ashley - Other relative - 20 May 2018 - Family History, "The Family of William and Ann Sansom of Rangiora" published by Evagean Publishing 1995.
    • James WIlliam Sansom, Date of Birth 6/9/1870, date of death 6/6/1900. Public - Ronald Ashley - Other relative - 20 May 2018 - Family History
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 June 1900 AWMM
    JohannesburgSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 6 November 1900 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1901. H.6E. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald, 6 November 1900 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM

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11 February 2015Ronald AshleyAuckland NZOther Relative
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