John Arthur Elkington Unknown date of birth - 2 November 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number62803 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share War Memorial on the Picton-Nelson road (photo P. McDermott) … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn Arthur AWMM SurnameElkington AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number62803 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMMotor engineer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMMadsenFrench PassNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs A. Te H. Elkington (wife)66 Washington RoadNelsonNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMMarried AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsNorth Africa AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number62803 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMNelsonTasmanNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMStaff Sergeant AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Discharge Contribute › DischargeCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Elkington was the son of John Arthur Elkington and Wetekia Elkington (nee Ruruka). He was the husband of Urutahi A. Elkington, Nelson. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death43 AWMM Date of death2 November 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceI.A.1 AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameMemorialPicton-Nelson Road AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember John Arthur Elkington by laying a poppy. Arthur Frederick Elkington Herbert Lance Elkington John Arthur Elkington Arthur Charles Elkins Jack Elkis Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Arthur Elkington Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 5: WW2 66 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.