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James Joseph George Britland

Portrait, James Joseph George Britland - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, James Joseph George Britland - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Joseph George AWMM
  • Surname
    Britland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    600996 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    18 June 1903 Public - Ross - Other relative - 26 October 2017 - Paperspast and NZSG
  • Place of birth
    Konini, Wairarapa, New Zealand Public - Ross - Other relative - 26 October 2017 - Paperspoast, NZSG
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Labourer in 1935
    Teacher 1938 Public - Ross - Other relative - 26 October 2017 - NZSG and Electoral roll
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs B.N. Britland (wife), 60 Burns Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mris Beryl Nellie Britland nee Murray Public - Ross - Other relative - 26 October 2017 - Paperspast and family knowledge
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    600996 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM School teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Britland was the son of Walter Britland and Eleanor Britland (nee Bisset).

    He was the husband of Beryl Nellie Britland, Whangarei.

    The New Zealand Herald reported on 2 November that Major Britland had been killed in action. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 October 1943 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    FalamaiMono Island AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 2.23 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 48 AWMM
    • O'Neill, I.G. (1946). The 36th Battalion: a Record of the Service of the 36th Battalion with the Third Division in the Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM


Command item
Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 October 2017RossTararuaOther relative

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