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James Pow

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Pow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 6097 AWMM
    • 23/8 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 January 1879 AWMM GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Edendale, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 16 December 1914 AWMM 94 Filleul Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • James Pow (father), Edendale, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Mary Jane Pow (wife), 94 Filleul St, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 8 February 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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 11 pounds AWMM
    • Medical, WWI AWMM
      Twice wounded during WW1, once at the Somme AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Illness AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Promoted to Captain 16 January 1915

    Served as Officer Commanding (OC) a company with 1 Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (NZRB) in Senussi Campaign

    Later Company Commander, 4 Battalion, NZRB

    Promoted to Lt Colonel and appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 Battalion, NZRB, 22 May 1918

    Dominion Secretary of the New Zealand Returned Services Association (NZRSA), 1920-22

    His daughter, Doris Hutchinson, became secretary to Sir Walter Nash

    Pow taught at Otago Boys School, 1919-1920.

    Father was named James Pow. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 February 1953 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • References
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • New Zealand Contingents to South Africa: Nominal Rolls, (1902). Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 590 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Austin, W. (1924). The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (The Earl of Liverpool's Own). Wellington, N.Z.: L T Watkins. AWMM

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