Topic: Militiaz - New Zealand
Ellesmere Guards, New Zealand
On 30 October 1901, the New Zealand Canterbury Times, published the above picture of the officers and non-commissioned officers in the Ellesmere Guards.
In the back row, standing to the extreme right is Corporal James McVinnie of Hornby, at the time a village outside Christchurch, although now it is part of the metro area. During the Great War he saw service as 33754 Pte James McVinnie. After the war, he went back to his farm where he remained for many decades. He died at Hornby in 1961.
Citation: Ellesmere Guards, James McVINNIE