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John Arthur Elkington

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  • Service number
    62803 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Elkington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62803 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 Motor engineer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Madsen, French Pass, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Te H. Elkington (wife), 66 Washington Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    North Africa AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62803 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Staff Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    43 AWMM
  • Date of death
    2 November 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    I.A.1 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Memorial, Picton-Nelson Road AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • We remember and honour the Elkington men. Your Nelson neighbour and friend.
    Public - Rankin family - 29 April 2015
  • Me te whakaaro nui atu
    Public - Josephine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Thankyou Grand uncle your whanau remember you
    Public - Lyman - Other Relative - 1 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second 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. AWMM
    WW2 5: WW2 66 AWMM

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29 April 2015Rankin familyWellington NZOther
24 April 2015JosephineHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative