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John Reginald Blunden

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  • Service number
    19918 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    20 Armoured Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Blunden AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    19918 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Waikakahi RMD, Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.A. Blunden (wife), Matewai, Grassey Hills, Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    19918 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Corporal AWMM
    Anti Tank Brigade AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    20 Armoured Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harold Ernest Blunden and of Henrietta Langton Blunden (nee Denshire); husband of Jean Anderson Blunden, of Grassey Hills, Canterbury

    Commended for Gallantry AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    35 AWMM
  • Date of death
    7 January 1945 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    II. A. 17. AWMM
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  • Jack, known as 'Mum' on account of him looking after the younger lads in his tank so well, was recounted by a friend and tank-mate from the 20th (Armoured) Regiment I interviewed. This man could could hardly hold the tears back as he recalled Jack having been killed.
    Public - Richard - Researcher - 13 January 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 9: WW2 39 AWMM

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13 January 2016RichardUKResearcher