John Arthur Elkington Unknown date of birth - Died 2 November 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number62803 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankCorporal AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Motor engineer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Madsen, French Pass, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs A. Te H. Elkington (wife), 66 Washington Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsNorth Africa AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number62803 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMNelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Staff Sergeant AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion 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 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 Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery nameEl Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave referenceI.A.1 AWMM Memorial nameMemorial, Picton-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 We remember and honour the Elkington men. Your Nelson neighbour and friend. Public - Rankin family - 29 April 2015 Report Me te whakaaro nui atu Public - Josephine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 Report Thankyou Grand uncle your whanau remember you Public - Lyman - Other Relative - 1 April 2015 Report 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 29 April 2015Rankin familyWellington NZOther 24 April 2015JosephineHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.