Bern J

J. Bern
Rank Last HeldPrivate
Forename(s)James Ross
WarWorld War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.29352
Date of Birth19 June 1895
Place of BirthTamahere
First Known RankRifleman
Occupation before EnlistmentFarm hand
Next of KinJoseph Bern (father), Tamahere, New Zealand
Enlistment Date27 June 1916
Age on Enlistment20
Body on EmbarkationNew Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation Date11 October 1916
Place of EmbarkationWellington, New Zealand
TransportHMNZT 67
DestinationPlymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number43
Page on Nominal Roll23
Last Unit ServedWellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Place of DeathYpres, Belgium
Date of Death4 October 1917
Year of Death1917
Cause of DeathKilled in action – in the field, Belgium
Memorial NameTyne Cot Memorial Cemetery, Belgium
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Memorial ReferenceNZ Apse, Panel 6
Biographical NotesJames Bern was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bern, of Tamahere,
Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Archives NZ sourceMilitary personnel file.
Sources UsedCommonwealth War Graves Commission.
New Zealand War Graves Project.
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary
Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
New Zealand Society of Genealogists. “Kiwi
Index”, V1.0.1 CD


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