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James William Green

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 32 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 32 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James William AWMM
  • Surname
    Green AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William James Green AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22966 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 March 1890 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 January 1916 AWMM Hawera, Tarankai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Green (father), care of Mrs Wakefield, Portland Buildings, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22966 AWMM
  • Military service
    11th Taranaki Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Plumber AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      150 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Ruddy AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Accidentally injured ankle 19 May 1916, whilst wrestling, recreational training AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Green, of Kingsland, Auckland

    He was wrestling with a chum, Private F.W.S. Wentworth (8/3430) in a hut at De Seule camp when he injured his ankle.

    Attested as William James Green; however signs it as James William Green service record has name corrected to James William Green. Listed at Archives New Zealand as William James Green (December 2011) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XVI. D. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Jim was an avid letter writer and sent many postcards and photos to his family, fiancee and friends. Unfortunately, he experienced considerable frustration with not receiving mail which was instead, he suspected, delivered to other chaps with the same name. His letters are articulate, informative, compassionate and personal. I feel a very deep connection, in my soul, to this extraordinary young man and his world view. Jim's father received a wonderful and sincere letter in 1918 from his commanding officer, 2nd Lieut C B McClure, explaining the circumstances of Jim's death on 12 October at Bellevue Spur, Zonnebeke (Passchendaele), and commending his bravery. Sadly, on page 216 of A E Byrne’s Official History of the Otago Regiment in the Great War 1914 - 1918, Byrne identifies McClure's companion as Pte A.E. Greene.
    Public - Lisa - 23 April 2015



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21 April 2015Lisa12 RD Rakaia-MethvenOther Relative

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