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Full Name: James Louis Wilkins
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James Louis
Surname: Wilkins
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 17749
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mr A. Wilkins (father), Otatara, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Otatara, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 377
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 13 January 1942
Age at Death: 39
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: Caserta War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: VI, C, 10.
Biographical Notes: James Wilkins was the son of Alfred Wilkins, and of Annie Wilkins, of Otatara, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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