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James Ernest Cliff

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Cliff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 17697 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1887 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Richard Leonard Cliff (brother), Paparoa, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 17697 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Sling Camp AWMM
    • December 1917-II Anzac Lewis Gun School for training in the handling of these weapons AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 February 1916 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After six weeks in England Cliff was sent to France on 11 February 1917 and joined the 1 Battalion, Wellington Regiment.

    Cliff fell ill with influenza towards the end of June 1918. He did not recover quickly so was sent to England for further treatment. He died en route on board the H.S. 'Grantully Castle' on 7 July 1918. (Church, p.149) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 July 1918 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 4, Grave 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, Paparoa Methodist Cemetery AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I think of you often my handsome Great Uncle and wonder what you would have become had it not been for that retched war. Your family resemblance continues throughout the generations. You are not forgotten nor not appreciated for your contribution to fight for your country. Forever loved, your Great niece Janice.
    Public - Janice - Direct descendant - 21 October 2019
  • Remembering you today my Great Great Uncle and how you gave your life to serve our country xxx
    Public - Kimberly Emma - Other Relative - 25 April 2015

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21 October 2019Janice Townsville Qld Australia Direct descendant
25 April 2015Kimberly Emma Auckland Other Relative
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