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Full Name: James Jobe
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): James
Surname: Jobe
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 65791
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Gasfitter
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Catherine Jobe (wife), care of Mrs C. Jamieson, Wellington Street, Hamilton East, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 33rd Reinforcements E Company
Embarkation Date: 31 December 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 99
Vessel: Athenic
Destination: Glasgow, Scotland
Nominal Roll Number: 76
Page on Nominal Roll: 17
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 30 August 1918
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: IV. T. 8.
Biographical Notes: James Jobe was the son of James Sprauge and Mary Jane Jobe, of Thames, New Zealand; husband of Mary Catherine Jobe, of 366 Victoria St., Whitoria, Hamilton.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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