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James Harcus

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 301 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 301 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Harcus AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1000 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 March 1886 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    5 March 1886 Public - Bo - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - NZ BDM historical records website
  • Place of birth
    James was born in Palmerston South, South Island NZ and lived in Moonlight, Macraes Flat. Public - Bo - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - NZ BDM historical records website
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Warepa, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • He worked for NZR, New Zealand Government Railways in Warepa, near Balclutha and the reason he was enlisted in the 14th South Otago Company of the of the Otago Infantry Regiment Public - Bo - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    He was a Surfaceman for NZR Public - Bo - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Robert Harcus, Macrae's Flat, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1000 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 OtagoNew Zealand 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • James Harcus was part of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, ANZAC, who landed near Ari Burnu, now known as ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915. He served just 9 days before suffering a Gun Shot wound to his right foot and was eventually invalided home to NZ on the Willochra troopship, arriving on 30 October 1915.
    After his discharge on 17 February 1916, he resumed work for NZ Railways and married Fanny Louisa Stratton on 25 April 1917.
    James volunteered for military service at the beginning of WW1 and although his 'war' was brief, he will always remain a hero as he fought at one of the worst places to fight in WW1, and survived!

    The full Story of Private James Harcus – A Tale of Everyday Heroism can be found at
    Public - Bo - Other relative - 21 November 2018



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 301 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 August 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
21 November 2018Bo Newton Burgoland, United KingdomOther relative
05 March 2016AWMMAucklandResearcher

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