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James Preston Glentworth

Photograph of Company Sergeant Major James Preston Glentworth 23/1403. Image kindly provided by Ian Maxwell (May 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Company Sergeant Major James Preston Glentworth 23/1403. Image kindly provided by Ian …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Preston AWMM
  • Surname
    Glentworth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1403 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1891 AWMM TaranakiNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Rahotu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    Farmer at Kahui Road Rahutu AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Henry White Glentworth (father), Urenui, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM
    • 1920 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married Florence Catherine Morgan, nee James. Her husband Tom Kenneth Morgan married Florence on 6 July 1916, enlisted 24 July 1916, killed June 1917 during the battle of Messines. AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      London Gazette 11 February 1919, p2144, Rec No 2415 "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Fremicourt on 30th August1918. During the attack on Fremicourt Sergeant Glentworth made a personal reconnaissance of the captured line under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Later he again crossed 300 yards of open ground and bound up and brought back to our line a wounded man. Again on the morning of the 31st when the enemy counter-attacked under a barrage Sergeant Glentworth took charge of two platoons and so disposed them that they cut off reinforcements for the enemy attack. This enabled us to capture 50 enemy who had filtered through our lines. During the whole of the operations Sergeant Glenworth has shown himself to be a cool and skilful leader." MacDonald, p. 93 AWMM
    • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
      London Gazette 17.6.1918, "For consistent gallantry and devotion to duty. As a patrol leader he has proved himself intrepid to a degree and has never failed to attain his object in this capacity. On 3rd February 1918 he promptly took out a fighting patrol to clear up the situation, after an unsuccessful enemy raid, and so secured identifications and other information of great value. In all offensive operations he has displayed the greatest coolness and bravery, and his splendid example has proved an inspirationto all ranks." MacDonald, p. 93 AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 May 1915 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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1941 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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: 267 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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