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James Alexander Birss

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Portrait, detail from the photograph AB Seaman Jim Birss and his wife Grace (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, detail from the photograph AB Seaman Jim Birss and his wife Grace (kindly provided by fami …

Tuakiri

  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    James Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Birss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Jim AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    C/5026 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    26 Kohitātea 1908 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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  • Pakanga
  • Kauhanga riri
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Navy AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    C/5026 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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  • Taipitopito ekenga waka

Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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Kōrero taurongo

Kōrero taurongo

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  • Husband of Grace

    From Neptune's Legacy by Nixie Taverner:. HMS Neptune was launched at Portsmouth on 31 January 1933. She was one of five 'Leander' class light cruisers completed between 1933 and 1935. Two others were HMS Achilles and Leander serving in the RNZN. They displaced 7,200 tons, could make 32 knots and carried eight 6 inch guns and 550 crew. The Neptune was in the Mediterranean from 1 December 1941 as part of Force K which was searching for Axis shipping, especially those taking supplies to Rommel in North Africa. Early on the 19th the ships of Force K ran into a minefield.The Neptune hit three or four mines and sank with only one survivor. At the same time the Aurora was badly damaged and Penelope slightly.Trying to reach Neptune to assist, the destroyer Kandahar was mined and had to be scuttled the following day. On the same day in Alexandria harbour the Queen Elizabeth with Admiral Cunningham on board and the Valiant were both badly damaged and sank.The Mediterranean Fleet battle squadron ceased to exist. Of the total crew of 766 there was only one survivor.He was rescued off a raft five days later by an Italian destroyer and spent the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp. AWMM
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Matenga

  • Matenga
    19 Hakihea 1941 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga

Maumaharatanga

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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara James Alexander Birss mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a James Alexander Birss

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