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James Quarrie Cameron

  • Service number
    WWI 30427 AWMM
  • Also known as
    James Quarry AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
James Q Cameron portrait wearing hat - No known copyright restrictions

James Q Cameron portrait wearing hat - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Quarrie AWMM
  • Surname
    Cameron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Quarry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 30427 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1894 AWMM HalcombeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 August 1916 AWMM Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Cameron (father), Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 February 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Signaller AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 August 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      150 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Malaria contracted on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Captain (no. 7988), Company Commander 'D' Company, Manawatu Home Guard WWII, commissioned 1 August 1941

    Farmed in Oroua Downs, Manawatu

    Married to Mary Goodwin (1932 - 1953) four daughters: Mary (born 1933); Mona (1936); Delia (born 1935) and Elaine (born 1938). Married to Eileen Nix (1963 - until his death)

    Justice of the Peace

    President Manawatu A&P Association

    District member of the Manawatu-Oroua Electric Power Board

    Deputy Chairman Manawatu Dairy Company

    Chairman Rongotea Dairy Company

    President of Foxton Racing Club

    Owner of a number of prominent racing horses, notably the galloper Triton

    Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney and Mashobra at Bombay for Suez. Name mispelled on Nominal rolls as Quarry, spelled correctly on his attestation AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1981 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rongotea Cemetery, Manawatu District, New Zealand AWMM Row 21 Plot 26 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Memorial gates, Sanson (formerly Sanson school), Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Pop, you were always a gentleman always so good to your grand children and always our memories of you are fresh in our hearts. On Anzac Day my thoughts always go to my two grand fathers who served their country so we may be free. Gone but not forgotten
    Public - Bryan James - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • To my Grandfather (Pop) - one of the most dignified, loving and generous gentleman I have ever know. I have great memories of my childhood on your Farm. The story that fascinates me most about your serving in World War 1 is how you carried two of Mary McKillop's medals throughout your time in the Sinai-Palestine campaign. Your diary is the only true insight I have into your hardest days in World War 1.
    Public - Karen - Other Relative - 26 March 2015
  • Pop (my grandfather) I have lovely memories of the time I got to spend with you in the school holidays and weekends. I used to sit on your knee and you would tell me stories of the War, especially in the last few years when I wanted to know. You made my time with you interesting as we got up to all sorts of things on the farm and off it. It was a home away from home.
    Public - Helen - Other Relative - 29 January 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2015Bryan JamesNew ZealandOther Relative
26 March 2015KarenBrisbane, AustraliaOther Relative
29 January 2015HelenOrari, Geraldine, New ZealandOther Relative

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