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James Martin Conrad Scahill

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Martin Conrad AWMM
  • Surname
    Scahill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 827219 AWMM
    • Korea 203572 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1925 AWMM RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.A. Scahill (mother), Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 December 1950 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Jayforce 1946-47

    Served with Kayforce 1950-51

    "Gunner Scahill, who would have been 23 next month, was the son of Mr and Mrs Martin Scahill, of Henderson. He was born at Rotorua and came to Auckland about 13 years ago. He was educated at Seddon Memorial Technical College, where he studied engineering. He worked for a short time with his father, a timber merchant, and at the age of 17 joined J-Force. On his return he worked in Auckland as a truck driver. He played as a forward for the Waitemata Rugby Football Club. He was single." (NZ Herald, 22 November 1951, p. 8)

    "The following night Chinese infantry again attacked the hill in strength after it had been pounded by artillery and mortar fire. There were heavy casualties among the infantry and Gunner J.M.C. Scahill, of Henderson, who was a member of the artillery observation party, was killed instantly." (NZ Herald, 23 November 1951, p. 8)

    Gunner Scahill's niece, Mrs Lesley Verity Te Awamutu, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 November 1951 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    KoreaAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 23 November 1951, p. 8 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
    • Henderson RSA Roll of Honour, 66/70 Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 117 AWMM
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Volume II: Combat Operations, pp. 229, 371, 410. AWMM
    • Brief Notes on Recipients at NZOSM Presentation. Wellington, N.Z.: New Zealand Defence Force. AWMM
    • Hopkins, G. (2002). Tales from Korea : the Royal New Zealand Navy. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: 23 November 1951, p. 8 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Black, E. A. (n.d.). N.Z. armed forces honours & awards : Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, 1950-1972. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence Headquarters. AWMM

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