James (Jim) Bannister

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 11 March 1894, Bruce Bay, South Westland, New Zealand
  • Died details of death unknown
  • Last rank Trooper/Lance Corporal
  • Service number 7/935
  • Served In 4th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles
  • Next of Kin Mr J.W. Bannister (father), Jacob’s River, Bruce Bay, South Westland
  • Pre-war occupation Farmer for J. Ritchie, Bruce Bay
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted29 December 1914, Canterbury
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 23 Waitomo, departed 17 April 1915, Wellington, disembarked Suez, Egypt, 25 May 1915.
  • Theatres of operationGallipoli 1915, Egyptian 1915-1916 and Egyptian E.F. 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service221 days in New Zealand and three years 174 days overseas, in Gallipoli, Western Europe and Egypt. Total service of four years and 30 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Wiltshire, 9 October, 1918
  • Discharged27 January 1919, no longer fit for service due to wounds
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal
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Profile Photo credit: Hokitika museum via The Onward Project

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