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James Elstob

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Elstob AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 40791 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
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  • Religion

Civilian life

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  • Birth
    20 April 1892 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra ChristchurchCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.E. Elstob (wife), care of Mrs Curtis, 312 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 40791 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Storeman/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      136 lb AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • James Elstob was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Elstob, of Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of E. E. Elstob, of 157 Papanui Rd., Christchurch.

    Married Evelyn Esther ALLAWAY, spinster, Wellington, 27 February 1917.
    War service: Western Front
    Embarked Wellington, 2 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 June 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 6 July 1917; joined 3rd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 24 July 1917, and posted to 13th Company.
    Admitted to No 4 NZ Field Ambulance, 29 July 1917 (diarrhea), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (colitis); to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne 30 July 1917 (suspected dysentery); to No 14 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 31 July 1917 (ulcerative colitis).
    Died of disease, 9.40 am. 9 August 1917.

    Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth Elstob, Christchurch; Wife: E.E. Elstob, 157 Pakanui Road, Christchurch AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    9 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM II. Q. 1A. AWMM
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