Diary, 6 February 1914 - 6 February 1915 : [copy]

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Undefined: Julius Huffam (b.1888, d.1919)
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Daily entries covering Huffam's life in Nelson, voyage to Fiji during February 1914, his stay in Fiji, voyage to Brisbane working aboard "Amra" (May 1914), and life in Brisbane until his return to Nelson in January 1915. Comments about progress of the war during his stay in Australia, where he enlisted in the Naval Reserves and Expeditionary Forces in the hope of being called up. Original held at MS HUF. Photocopy.
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1 item (192 p.)
Maker biography
Mr Julius Huffam died in France 1919, aged 26 years after the war (flu). He was the eldest of a family of five. His father was Blake Huffam, his mother was Jane Huffam. His sisters were Runa, Dorothy, Iva and brother was Blakey."

Private Valentine Julius Blake Huffam (serial no. 3/690).
Born on 14 February 1888 in Nelson, New Zealand the son of T. Blake Huffam and Jane Huffam, of Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand.
On the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database his next of kin is listed as F.B. Huffam (father), Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand.
Worked as a factory hand for Kirkpatricks before enlisting for service during World War One.
Embarked with the No. 2 Stationary Hospital with the Medical Corps on 13 June 1915 from Wellington, New Zealand for Suez, Egypt.
Served in Egypt and Western Europe and was awarded the 1914-1915 Star.
The last unit he served with was the New Zealand Medical Corps, Field Ambulance.
Died of influenza in Germany on 22 January 1919. He was thirty-one years old.
Buried in the Cologne Southern Cemetery, Koln, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany, grave reference I. C. 23.
Shipboard life; World War I, 1914-1918; Employment - Australia ; Shipboard diaries
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Huffam, J. 1914-1915. Diary, 6 February, 1914 - 7 February, 1915: [copy]. Nelson Provincial Museum, UMS351.

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