condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Auckland Museum is closed to visitors until further notice, in step with our country's efforts to limit the transmission of Covid-19. Our website remains open for you to browse. Visit Auckland Museum At Home.

James Alfred McNeish

-
  • Service number
    • WWI 2/768 AWMM
    • South African 7210 AWMM
    • SA 7210 Public - Janet Elizabeth - Other Relative - 13 May 2015 - 'james alfred mcneish', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/james-alfred-mcneish, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 8-Oct-2008
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent; WWI: NZ Field Artillery Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 472 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 472 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    James Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    McNeish AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 2/768 AWMM
    • South African 7210 AWMM
    • SA 7210 Public - Janet Elizabeth - Other Relative - 13 May 2015 - 'james alfred mcneish', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/james-alfred-mcneish, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 8-Oct-2008
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Ngati Tahinga Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Waka
    Tainui Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Rohe
    Raglan - Port Waikato, Waikato Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Religion
    Wesleyan Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    • 14 February 1881 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 14 February 1881 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    14 February 1881 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Cambridge NZ Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of James McNeish & Jane Elizabeth nee' Castle Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Post SA War - Driver Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs L. McNeish (wife), Wilson Street, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre SA War - Father Mr J McNeish, Cambridge Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Pre S A War - single
      married 1912 - Louie Norgrove/Kerr Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
    SA War: Transvaal; WWI: Egyptian, Gallipoli; Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent; WWI: NZ Field Artillery Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    • WWI 2/768 AWMM
    • South African 7210 AWMM
    • SA 7210 Public - Janet Elizabeth - Other Relative - 13 May 2015 - 'james alfred mcneish', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/james-alfred-mcneish, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 8-Oct-2008
  • Military service
    SA War: 1902; WWI: 1914-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    SA War = Lance Corporal; WWI = Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal with clasp -Transvaal
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 574705 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 February 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
    Pre SA War: Cambridge No 3 Mounted Rifles; WWI: SA War & Waikato Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • South Africa Grocer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      WaipaWaikato Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • SA War: 25 Feb 1902 at Onehunga
      WWI: 14 Sep 1914 at Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre SA War - Grocer
    Pre WWI - Driver Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 20yrs; WWI: 33yrs 8mths Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank
    Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • His father was named James McNeish. AWMM

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    19 November 1918 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 38 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 November 1918 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Karori Cemetery records
  • Age at death
    37yrs Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Karori Cemetery records
  • Place of death
    Wellington Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Karori Cemetery records
  • Cause of death
    Influenza Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Karori Cemetery records
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Karori Cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Section PUBLIC2; Plot 408 H; Record # 66942 Public - Lorraine M - Other Relative - 15 September 2015 - Karori Cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Cambridge Primary & District High School's Roll of Honor Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 February 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember James Alfred McNeish by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of James Alfred McNeish

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›
  • 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: 472 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 December 2017Lorraine MGisborne, NZOther relative
17 May 2015Lorraine MonaGisborne, NZOther Relative
13 May 2015Janet ElizabethNew ZealandOther Relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.