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James Henry Huston

Portrait, Sergeant Huston (20267) in uniform with 3 Medal Ribbons, including the Indian General Service and Barat, age 40 en route from England to Egypt in Convoy, February 1941, on board SS City of London Union Castle Line. He was serving with NZ Artillery, 5 Field, F Troop, 28 Battery. (Collections of the Huston family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Sergeant Huston (20267) in uniform with 3 Medal Ribbons, including the Indian General Serv …


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    James Henry AWMM
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    Huston AWMM
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    20267 AWMM
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    7 Whiringa ā-rangi 1900 AWMM
    Liverpool, England AWMM
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  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 9 Hakihea 1939 AWMM 5 Rautara Street, Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mr Huston (father), England AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 2 Haratua 1940 AWMM Divorced AWMM
    Divorced, 2 children AWMM

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    Assistant Instructors Certificate of Signalling in England 1940 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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    WW2 9 Hakihea 1939 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Taxi Driver/Civilian AWMM
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  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

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      False teeth AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Congestive heart failure and cancer AWMM

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  • Born 65 Soho Square, Liverpool, England. His father was a British Regular Army NCO and he spent 6 years of his boyhood in India.

    Sergeant James Huston had served in the Mercantile Navy during World War I. At age 16 after gaining his Wireless Operators Certificate in London he signed on as a Junior Wireless Operator.

    He remained at sea (being torpedoed on one day) until 1919 when he joined the Royal Corps of Signals as a Signalman and spent five years in Northern India, most of that time on the Afghanistan border.

    Huston wore 3 Medal Ribbons, including the Indian General Service and Bar.

    According to family, next-of-kin details appearing in the Ministry of Defence Embarkation Rolls were incorrect for the time of embarkation. Ministry of Defence personnel have said that the next of kin information appearing in the records was taken from the first attestation papers from details provided by the applicant and as there can be months, even years between the first attestation and embarkation, personal circumstances can alter. Huston's family confirm that when James Huston embarked, he was divorced and the next of kin was his father.

    During the 2nd Echelon's term of duty in England Sergeant Huston completed a Course of Instruction as Signals Instructor at Catterick, Yorkshire. On completion his report Certificate noted his marks as "Q" 1. The highest possible marks. Only one other NZ serviceman gained these high marks. He then saw Active service on several battles fields: Greece, Crete, Libya and the Western Desert, when he returned to NZ in 1942 it was as an Instructor, the position he held until discharge in 1944.

    Sergeant Huston kept a detailed diary from 9 December 1939 till 1 March 1944. The original has been donated to Waiouru Army Museum (in 1991). He also left an album of photographs, many taken on the battle fields.

    Embarkation Rolls information incorrect for next of kin. AWMM
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    30 Hereturikōkā 1964 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
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    Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM RSA-02-090 AWMM
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    Death notice: NZ Herald, and Waikato Times AWMM
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Maumahara James Henry Huston mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a James Henry Huston

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  • Hononga ki waho
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    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 93 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: NZ Herald, and Waikato Times AWMM

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