James was the youngest son of my GG GF Robert Harcus from Eday, Orkney. It is a story about James’ war experience in Egypt and Gallipoli after volunteering for service in 1914 and his return home, injured, to Dunedin, New Zealand on a troop ship in 1915. He suffered a gun shot wound to his foot after serving just 9 days with the ANZAC against the Ottomans on the Gallipoli peninsula but he survived. Gallipoli has been described by veterans as one of the worst places to serve in WW1.
Please see www.RootsRoutes.com, My Story, Private James Harcus - A Tale of Everyday Heroism
More information on Private James Harcus can also be found at the AucklandMuseum Online Cenotaph. The official NZ site to commemorate those who served for New Zealand.