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James Campbell Craig

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 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Craig AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3233 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
    Unknown AWMM Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.J. Craig (father), Mountain Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3233 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James Craig's brother, Alexander Campbell Craig, serving with the Royal Flying Corps Cadets, died while in service just after the end of the war. AWMM
    • He was the son of Joseph James & Jessie CRAIG (nee Campbell) from Auckland.

      In 1919, he married Bessie Kathleen Sweet WILSON. They had two children Campbell and Valerie. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 16 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1 January 1976 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 16 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Age at death
    80 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 16 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Place of death
    Auckland Public - Sandra - Researcher - 16 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Purewa Cemetery Public - Sandra - Researcher - 16 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Grave reference
    Block A Row 14 Plot 56 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 16 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. 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
      Vol1: 158 AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM

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