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James William Humphrys Scotland

Caption reads : "Mr J W Scotland a New Zealand Aviator who leaves for England shortly to join the Royal Flying Corps for service at the Front".

Lieutenant J W Scotland - Royal Flying Corps.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James William Humphrys AWMM
  • Surname
    Scotland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Will AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 September 1891 AWMM KaiparaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • 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 Aug 1915 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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  • 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Tropical fever and recurrance of diptheria. Sent to the high country of the Punjab to recuperate before being sent back to New Zealand. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mary Ann Scotland and Henry Scotland.

    Educated at Kings College, Auckland.

    He qualified for his Aviators Certificate (No. 658) at the Hall Flying School at Hendon, England, in a Caudron Biplane. He was the 2nd New Zealander to qualify as a pilot. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 November 1963 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    MelbourneVictoria AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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15 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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