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Harris John Foljambe

Map of Brookwood Military Cemetery. - No known copyright restrictions

Map of Brookwood Military Cemetery. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harris John AWMM
  • Surname
    Foljambe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Harris John Foljambe AWMM
    • HJF Fuljames AWMM
    • Harry AWMM
    • Harris John Foljambe Fuljames AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22962 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 October 1887 AWMM New South WalesAustralia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Deane (mother), Stanley Street, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22962 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Trentham AWMM
    • Featherston AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Carpenter/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 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 12 April 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted 1 NZ Field Ambulance NZ Reinforcement Field Ambulance, 56 CCS, 11 Stat Hospital (Rouen), Hospital Ship St Patrick, 1 NZ General Hospital and NZ Convalescent Depot. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cerebro spinal meningitis AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Foljambe Fuljames of Garland Town, Moruya, New South Wales

    Occupation: Carpenter; Address: Taumarunui; Employer: Hill Bros, Otunui, Taumarunui

    Next of Kin: Father: Mr J Fulljames, Address: Narrowmine, Sydney; Mother: Mrs P Deane, Address: Hillcrest St, Homebush, Sydney, NSW

    Friend: Miss S Cameron, Address: Otunui, Taumarunui

    Service Record War time service:

    Attested at Trentham on 11 January 1916; Marched into Trentham Camp on 11 January 1916; Rank: Private; Unit: NZ Machine Gun Battalion

    Chronological sequence of postings, hospitalisation and promotions:

    Transferred to Featherston 6 April 1916

    Embarkation from New Zealand on His Majesty's New Zealand Troop Ship

    Number 54 SS WILLOCHRA. From: Wellington on 31 May 1916; Disembarked at: Devonport on 26 July 1916

    Marched in Sling 26 July 1916

    Marched out to Machine Gun Depot, Grantham 18 September 1916

    Left for France 29 September 1916

    Marched in Etables 2 October 1916

    Posted to 3NZ Machine Gun Company 4 October 1916

    To UK on leave 19 October 1917-3 November 1917

    Appointed Lance Corporal 29 October 1917

    To hospital (sick) 28 February 1918

    Admitted: 1 NZ Fd Amb 28 February 1918; NZ Rft Fd Amb 28 February 1918

    Rejoined Unit 6 March 1918

    Admitted Wounded: 1 NZ Fd Amb 12 April 1918

    Admitted Wounded: 56 CCS 12 April 1918

    Admitted Wounded:11 Stat Hosp (Rouen) 14 April 1918

    Admitted Wounded: Hosp Ship St Patrick 16 April 1918

    Admitted Wounded: 1 NZ Gen Hosp (Brockenhurst) 17 April 1918

    Admitted Wounded: NZ Conv Depot (Hornchurch) 8 May 1918

    Died of Cerebro-Spinal meningitis on 27 June 1918 at Hornchurch

    Buried at: Brookwood Cemetery; Grave Number: 181214

    Listed by National Archives NZ as FULJAMES, Harris John Foljambe - [a.k.a. FOLJAMBE, Harris John] - WW1 22962 - Army. Harry Fuljames served as H J Foljambe. He is listed with the incorrect spelling, as HJF Fuljames on the Auckland War Memorial Museum Memorial. A copy of the diary of J.A. Monstedt, Regimental No. 24030, who travelled with the 13th Reinforcements on board the Willochra is held in the Museum Library Archives. It gives details of the trip via Australia to Britain and then his service in France.

    There is further information on the Fulljames family in a file which is kept in the Auckland Museum Library Archives. Within this file is information on the family pedigree as well as another family member. David Owen Fulljames (NX 32218) served with the Australian Army during the Second World War, going missing in Malaya. He is the son of Edward Vincent and Emma Jessie Fulljames of Rotorua, born in 1916. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    EssexEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM Plot VIII New Zealand Row A Grave 5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Harris served with my grandfather in 3rd NZMGC at Messines (Archiblad McLean no 20554).
    I have used Harris published letters to help build a picture of the company's movement from when my grandfather joined the company (20/5/17) until he was wounded on 8/7/17. Trying to find location of the camp they were at prior to the battle, known as Connaught Road Camp. Based on Harris's diary it appears to have been about 5 miles behind the lines.
    Public - Phil - 20 March 2018



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  • External links
  • References
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 32 AWMM
    • Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM
      Cemtery register no. 181214 AWMM
    • Jonas, Lee. Papers relating to the Monstedt family, 1902 - 1999. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2005/21. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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