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Full Name
James Archibald Denniston
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
James Archibald
Surname
Denniston
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24/115
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Next of Kin
Reverend A.E. Axelsen (guardian), 41 Clyde Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Care of G. L. Rutherford, McDonald Downs, Hawarden, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
A Company
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
185
Campaigns
  • Egypt
  • Western Front
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, A Company
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
12 October 1917
Age at Death
19
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference
N.Z. Apse, Panel 7.
Biographical Notes
James Denniston was the son of Robert and Jane Denniston, of 15 Mary St., Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. Also served in Egypt.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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