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James Henry Whyte

Portrait from Powles, C.G. (1922). p. 88 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait from Powles, C.G. (1922). p. 88 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Whyte AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 95 AWMM
    • WWI 11/698 AWMM
    • South African 4056 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 12 December 1876 AWMM ClevedonAuckland AWMM
    • 17 December 1876 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Jane Johnson Whyte (mother), Seccombe Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Jane J. Whyte (mother), Castlebar, Khyber Pass Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 21 October 1899 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Relief of Kimberley AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • Johannesburg AWMM
    • Diamond Hill AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 95 AWMM
    • WWI 11/698 AWMM
    • South African 4056 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Corporal in the Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • College Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
    Medical, South Africa AWMM
    Fell seriously ill with enteric fever in 1901. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Whyte was present at Kimberley Camp in February 1900. 'He was considered an excellent soldier and comrade.' (Stowers, p.181)

    Whyte had a bullet pass through his bayonet scabbard and into his horse at Koornspruit.

    Whyte returned to New Zealand aboard the S.S. 'Orient' in January 1901 and later joined the 21 Company (Auckland Section), 7 NZMR as Sergeant (4056). He returned to South Africa aboard the S.S. 'Gulf of Taranto' from Wellington in April 1901. (Stowers, p.181)

    Whyte received the Distinguished Conduct Medal in October 1902. He was promoted to Sergeant Major Lieutenant of the 10 NZMR. (Stowers, p.181)

    In 1902 Whyte was Officer in Command of the Auckland Division, Auckland Company, Auckland Mounted Battalion. He was promoted to Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General of the Auckland Volunteer district in 1907. (Stowers, p.181)

    Whyte also served in World War One. Registration No. 11/698, Wellington Mounted Rifles.

    Officer Commanding Troopships for Africa and Pacific AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 3 November 1951 AWMM
      Age 74 AWMM
      TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    • 3 November 1951 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Taihape Cemetery, Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
    • Taihape Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Onehunga South African War Tablet, Waikaraka Cemetery, Onehunga, Auckland AWMM

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