James "Paddy" Phillip BRIDGMAN 1895

James "Paddy" Phillip BRIDGMAN 1895

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Migrated to/Born in New Zealand

James Bridgman was born in Knocknaboula, Loughill, Co Limerick on 24 May 1895 and was the fifth of six children. His parents were Michael Bridgman and Anastasia Ambrose He came to New Zealand sometime between1911 after the census was taken and 1914 when he volunteered to join the New Zealand Army. In 1915 he was recruited into the Otago Infantry Battalion as a Private. By April 1916 he was on the front line in Gallipoli. That was the end to his fighting. After months of hospital care he was returned to New Zealand where he later married and had five children. He died 28 March 1969 in Silverstream, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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Date of Birth 24th May 1895 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 28th Mar 1969 VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Knocknaboula, Loughill, Co Limerick  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Michael Bridgman  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Anastasia Ambrose  
Place of Death in Silverstream, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand  
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