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James Courtney Falconer

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Courtney AWMM
  • Surname
    Falconer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Courtnay Falconer AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 36828 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Willowbridge, Waimate, Canterbury NOT Bay of Islands ! His father was Studholme's Wool Classer. Public - Fiona M - Other relative - 28 February 2024 - See Michael Studholm's book on the early days of farming in that area.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Central Otago. Public - Fiona M - Other relative - 28 February 2024 - Family story of my mother, his neice.
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.M. Falconer (brother), P.O. Box 69, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 36828 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 0" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James and Catherine Falconer, of Ettrick, Otago

      Embarked Wellington, 5 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 June 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.
      Confirmed in rank as Sergeant on passing exam, 9 July 1917.
      Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; marched in to Base Depot, Etaples, 27 July 1917.
      Joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 30 August 1917.
      Killed in action, Belgium, 2 October 1917.

      Parents: James and Catherine Falconer, Ettrick, Otago AWMM
    • James and Catherine initially lived at Willowbridge, Waimate, South Canterbury then later the family moved to the Speargrass Flat hotel, at Bald Hill Flat, south of Alexandra, Otago. That was where James died and Catherine tried to run it with help from her family. The eldest daughter lived in Ettrick after her marriage at the hotel, her father never did. Public - Fiona Margaret - Other relative - 29 February 2024 - Wedding photo at the hotel, undated family photo probably taken about the same time, at the hotel.
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About death

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  • Death
    2 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM VIA. C. 6. AWMM
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 February 2024Fiona MargaretLa Croix-HelleanOther relative
28 February 2024Fiona MAt present in FranceOther relative
21 April 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher

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