John Reginald Blunden Unknown date of birth - Died 7 January 1945 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number19918 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankCorporal AWMM20 Armoured Regiment AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn Reginald AWMM SurnameBlunden AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number19918 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Waikakahi RMD, Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs J.A. Blunden (wife), Matewai, Grassey Hills, Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number19918 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMTimaru, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Corporal AWMM; Anti Tank Brigade AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMM20 Armoured Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Harold Ernest Blunden and of Henrietta Langton Blunden (nee Denshire); husband of Jean Anderson Blunden, of Grassey Hills, CanterburyCommended for Gallantry AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death35 AWMM Date of death7 January 1945 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameForli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceII. A. 17. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John Reginald Blunden by laying a poppy. George William Blunden Godfrey Harold Blunden John Reginald Blunden Leonard Walter Blunden Neil Blunden Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Reginald Blunden Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond 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. AWMMWW2 9: WW2 39 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 13 January 2016RichardUKResearcher Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.