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James Henry McGinn

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 448 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 448 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    McGinn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1434 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tatara House, Short Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Small (mother), Brunner, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1434 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 Unknown AWMM Railway employee AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James McGinn was the nephew of Mrs. H. C. Ward, of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • General regret was felt throughout the Wellington section when it became known that Private James McGinn had been killed in action in France. He joined the service as a junior porter some eleven years ago, and at the time of enlistment was stationed at Palmerston as a shunter. During his long service, he proved himself to be a most capable railwayman. As a member of the Thorndon Branch he took a very keen interest in the Society's affairs, and held several offices with credit. He was transferred to Palmerston eighteen months ago, and six months later enlisted in the Second N.Z. Rifle Brigade. After leaving New Zealand, he spent several months in Egypt, and from there proceeded to France, where he fought in several engagements, being almost continuously in the trenches for twelve months. He was killed in action on September 15th, 1916, at the battle of the Somme. Railway review, 9 February 1917, p 53 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 September 2017 - Railway Workers Obituaries : New Zealand History : www.nzhistory.govt.nz
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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14 September 2017Jenifer Wairarapa Researcher
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