Edward James AWMM
Also known as
WWI 13/895 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Mahara House, Waikanae, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs Corbett (mother), Railway Hotel, Temora, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
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- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 7.5" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
140 lb AWMM
War service: Egypt
Enlisted with rank of trooper and posted to Auckland Mounted Rifles, 4th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 16 December 1914. Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Waitoma', 17 April 1915.
Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 25 May 1915.
Arrived Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 16 September 1915. Found by medical board to have recovered from gonorrhea and classified fit for service, HMNZT 'Aparima', 16 September 1915. Disembarked at Wellington and returned to duty, Trentham Camp, 18 September 1915.
Found guilty, 3 November 1915, of being absent without leave from 7 October 1915 and posted in routine orders as a deserter with retrospective effect from 28 October 1915.
Government statistician reports he has no trace of a schedule or enrolment card under the Military Service Act 1916, 18 October 1917.
Retrospective certificate of discharge (as a deserter), dated 7 October 1915, recorded (but not issued - current address unknown), 8 June 1920.
Deemed ineligible for service medals on grounds of 1) returned as Venereal Disease patient and 2) discharged as a deserter, 27 April 1920. New Zealand Expeditionary Force Certificate of Service scroll 'not written', 28 November 1922. Medal action completed and ineligibility as deserter confirmed, 27 September 1923, with following note added: 'But subsequent service with Australian Imperial Force which has been notified that he is ineligible for medals with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.'
Medals: None (ineligible as deserter) AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 150 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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