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Full Name: James Gair
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): James
Surname: Gair
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 9/2170
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs J. Gair (mother), Marton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 11th Reinforcements Otago Mounted Rifles, D Squadron
Embarkation Date: 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 28
Page on Nominal Roll: 3
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Egypt to Palestine
Date of Death: 17 May 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of sickness
Cemetery Name: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: F. 363.
Biographical Notes: James Gair was the son of James and Marion Gair, of Marton, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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