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Full Name: James Joseph McMenamin
Rank Last Held: Chaplain Class III (Major)
Forename(s): James Joseph
Surname: McMenamin
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/1215
Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
First Known Rank:
  • Chaplain Class IV (Captain)
  • Chaplain Class IV (Captain)
Next of Kin:
  • Mrs Elizabeth McMenamin (mother), Main Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Elizabeth McMenamin (mother), Main Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Single
Enlistment Address:
  • The Presbytery, New Zealand
  • The Presbytery, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation:
  • Main Body
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • New Zealand Chaplains' Department, Canterbury Infantry Battalion
  • 11th Reinforcements, New Zealand Chaplains' Department
Embarkation Date:
  • 16 October 1914
  • 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation:
  • Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Tahiti or Athenic
  • Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination:
  • Suez, Egypt
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number:
  • Vol1
  • 28
Page on Nominal Roll:
  • 469
  • 28
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Chaplains' Department
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 9 June 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action while burying the dead after battle
Cemetery Name: Nieppe Communal Cemetery, France
Grave Reference: Cures' vault under Crucifix
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Te Arara the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Funeral of Catholic chaplain, and photograph
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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