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James Alfred Brewerton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Brewerton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alfred James Brewerton AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 17266 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1887 Military personnel file NelsonTasman Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre May 1918 AWMM Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs G. Brewerton (mother), Post-office, Motueka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 17266 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
    WW1 29 May 1916 Military personnel file
    Age 26 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian Military personnel file
  • 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
    • 24 October 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Gun shot wound, right leg AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 29 March 1919 AWMM
    Discharged no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action AWMM
    Gunner/Military Military personnel file
    New Zealand Field Artillery Military personnel file

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Sarah Elizabeth Mary Brewerton and George Henry Brewerton.

    Brothers Charles George Brewerton (21654); James Alfred Brewerton (17266) and Walter Henry Brewerton (75920) served in WW1.

    The order of his Christian names changes. He attested and signed as James Alfred Brewerton, his birth is registered as Alfred James Brewerton and his death as James Alfred Brewerton.

    Family wrote in 1999 that they knew he was wounded, but did not know the detail or circumstances. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1981 BDM, deaths; Military personnel file
    Age 93 AWMM
    BDM, deaths; Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM North Lawn, Block E Section 4 Plot 29 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • James Alfred Brewerton was my grandfather. I am the daughter of Betty May Brewerton and the sister of Winston Brewerton.
    Public - Maria - Direct descendant - 28 November 2021
  • James Alfred Brewerton is the father of Betty Brewerton
    Betty is the mother of Winston James Brewerton I am the son of Winston I am Robert James Brewerton I am a great
    Grand son of James Alfred Brewerton.i remember being showed this photograph when I was a young child,I remember hearing of war stories shared to my father from James Alfred and my father remembers his war stuff such as his army uniform,would be good to know more about James Alfred Brewerton,it is a honour to be one of your descendants
    Public - Robert James - Direct descendant - 27 March 2021
  • Good to learn more about and to see im named after you and my grandad your son James, Jim brewerton would love to learn more
    Public - James Anthony Brewerton - Other relative - 5 January 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 22 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      NZ Herald AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 November 2021MariaOpunake, New ZealandDirect descendant
27 March 2021Robert James Darwin AustraliaDirect descendant
05 January 2020James Anthony BrewertonAucklandOther relative

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