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James Robert Bodley

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Re …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Bodley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1154 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Bodley, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1154 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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
    • 24 June 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded, bronchitis and dysentery AWMM
    • 7 October 1916 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded second occasion AWMM
    • 16 February 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      wounded, slight, third occasion AWMM
    • 11 May 1917 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Admitted to hospital France, neurasthenia AWMM
    • 28 September 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      28 September 1918 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Theatres of Operation:
    Egyptian 1915-16
    Egyptian E.F. 1916
    Balkan Gallipoli 1915
    Western European 1916-17 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 January 1954 AWMM
  • Date of death
    2 November 1942 Public - Michael John - Direct descendant - 27 April 2023 - My family records.
  • Age at death
    52 Public - Michael John - Direct descendant - 27 April 2023 - My family records.
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Auckland Council. West (Waikumete) burial and cremation records search AWMM Soldiers Burial, G Row 5, Plot 29 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Auckland Star, Volume LXXII, Issue 260, 3 November 1942, Page 4

    The death has occurred of Major James Robert Bodley, of Mount Albert, a veteran of the Great War. He left New Zealand as a second lieutenant in the Main Body, and rose to the rank of major before the close of the war. For a time he was second in command of the Reserve Battalion at Sling. Major Bodlev took up farming at Katikati. Otoroanga and Oratia after the war. He became secretary of the Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment League, and afterwards served in the claims office of the Auckland Provincial Patriotic and War Relief Association. For five years he was secretary of the Western Suburbs branch of the Returned Servicemen's Association. Recently he was a battalion commander in the Home Guard. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. Both sons are serving overseas. AWMM
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27 April 2023Michael JohnAuckland Direct descendant
13 January 2016Online CenotaphAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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