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Full Name
James Ashby
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James
Surname
Ashby
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801331
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr M. Kairua (uncle), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
142 Maunu Road, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Whangarei
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 7
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion, A Company
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
9 February 1945
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1945
Cemetery Name
Caserta War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VI, B, 4.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Henry and Mihi Ashby; nephew of Marshall Kairua, of Whangarei
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.

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