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James Thorpe

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Portraits of South African War service personnel. St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co.p. 46. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Thorpe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    29 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1870 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.A. Thorpe, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Relief of Kimberley AWMM
    • Paardeberg AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • Johannesburg AWMM
    • Diamond Hill AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    29 AWMM
  • Military service
    Alexandra Mounted Rifles AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Surveyor 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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Thorpe was present at Kimberley Camp and detached for duty on fit horses in February 1900. He just managed to escape the Boer net at Koornspruit. (Stowers, p.179)

    Thorpe remained in South Africa after the war and became a surveyor for the Imperial Military Railways, Johannesberg.

    In 1908 he returned to Wnaganui and in 1911 he helped construct the Gisborne/Motu/Rotorua railway. (Stowers, p.178) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 48 AWMM
    KatikatiWestern Bay of Plenty AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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