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Object: Portrait of James Arthur Juno

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Title Portrait of James Arthur Juno
Production Berry & Co, 1915, Wellington
Materials photographic gelatin, sheet glass, silver, photographic plates
Classification studio portraits, portraits, black-and-white negatives, gelatin dry plate negatives
Format half plate (1/2)
Credit line Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds
Registration number B.045526

James Arthur Juno, service number 10/2194

The person depicted in this portrait is James Arthur Juno, service number 10/2194, who enlisted in the 17th ( Ruahine ) Regiment  of the Wellington Infantry Brigade on 15 Feb 1915 and embarked for service overseas on 13 June 1915. The photograph was most likely taken shortly before his embarkation.

Private Juno arrived at Gallipoli on 11 August 1915, three days after his older brother George was killed on Chunuk Bair. James was to remain in action, serving with the Wellington Infantry Brigade, on Gallipoli until the evacuation to Egypt in late December. On 6 April 1916 he embarked with the 1st Battalion, the Wellington Regiment, for France. James served in the front lines in France from 3 August until he went on leave to England on 4 December 1917. He was admitted to hospital three weeks later. For most of the next five months, James was in hospitals in England, until he embarked for home on 30 May 1918. He arrived in New Zealand on 6 August and was placed on leave without pay until his discharge from the NZEF on 12 December 1918.

In 1919 James won a ballot for land for his own dairy farm at the Pihautea Returned Soldiers' Settlement, near Featherston.  He married Florence Willoughby in 1920, they were to have four children.

James Juno died at Featherston on 14 June 1954.

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The Berry Boys
During World War I, around 120 Kiwi soldiers had their photograph taken at Wellington’s Berry & Co photography studio before they left New Zealand to fight in the war . These portraits are now in Te Papa’s collection.

In the lead-up to the World War I centenary (2014-18), Te Papa is working to identify these soldiers and the loved ones they are pictured with. We want to make contact with their descendants, and to record their stories.

Some soldiers have already been identified. For others, we only have the surname etched on the glass negative.

Contact us
If you have any information you can share about the Berry Boys - either a soldier or someone they are photographed with - please use the online form above. You can also email berryboys@tepapa.govt.nz or leave a phone message for us on 04 381 7129. You can also write to Berry Boys Project Team, Te Papa, PO Box 467, Wellington 6140.

To aid identification, please be sure to include the Te Papa registration number (B.044366, for example) for the photo in question.

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