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 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMMotor engineer AWMM Post war occupation 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 Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsNorth Africa AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number62803 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMNelsonTasmanNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMStaff Sergeant AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM 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 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 Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceI.A.1 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameMemorialPicton-Nelson Road AWMM Memorial reference Obituary 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.