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James Brown

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Second Māori Contingent, no. 7 platoon, B Company. From Left to Right, back row: William Walker, George Pomana, Pineamine Pohatu, Tere Hape, Rangi Ruru, unknown, Peta Mua, Kirihona Mackey, standing: Hemi Puru, Rua Kainuku, Mita Pohatu, Waka Horomona, Billy Porou, Mare Renata, Pene Waikare, James Brown, Whanoke Teare, Sitting: Tame Puru, Ngahiwi Petiha, Turoa Pohutu, Ihaia Kingi, Henare Kohere, Nurse, Tawhai Tamepo, Remana Paenga, Tuheke Matenga, unknown, Front: Pera Te Hau, Ropi Whenuanui, Hue Pera, Te Reinga Tooke, Taha Kara, Wi Weko, Philip Reha, Te Ua Pere. Image kindly provided by Sherayl McNabb on behalf of John Pohatu. Monty Soutar Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E! Māori in the First World War.

Second Māori Contingent, no. 7 platoon, B Company. From Left to Right, back row: William Walker, Geo …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/564 AWMM
    • WWI 16/564A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Morman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1895 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    4 April 1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Mahia, H.B., NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Mahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Mere Brown (aunt), Mahia, Opoutama, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 2nd NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 16/564 AWMM
    • WWI 16/564A AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1920 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Plaque & Scroll (number not declared) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    scholar Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record

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
      Died of disease AWMM
    • Hospitalised 4 times with Influenza/phthisis & 2 times from knee injury. Invalided home 1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, of Opoutama, Hawke's Bay

    Nominal Rolls number is 16/564, Archives NZ as 16/564A AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1920 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    24yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Napier, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Park Island Cemetery, off Clyde Jeffrey Drive, Napier, New Zealand AWMM Anglican Block, Sect. 13, Page 12, Grave 4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Roll of Honour. (1923). Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Defence. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 84 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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03 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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