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Edward Carr Jaspers

  • Service number
    3672 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    New Zealand Army Service Corps, 4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Carr AWMM
  • Surname
    Jaspers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3672 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    12 November 1915 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Electrician AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1939 Bellwood, Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Jaspers (father), "Bellwood", Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Dec 1939 Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3672 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 1939 AWMM
    Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 24 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Sobieski AWMM
    Temporary Lance Corporal AWMM
    New Zealand Army Service Corps, 4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company AWMM
    2NZEF: 1st Echelon 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Motor Cycle Accident AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal AWMM
    New Zealand Army Service Corps, 4 Reserve Mechanical Transport Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Corporal Jaspers was the son of Percival Jaspers and of Margaret Jaspers (nee Murray), of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

    D 743. O'H' RMT. Page 120 F/N & text .p82 F/N AWMM


About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 November 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Oxford Circus, Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Oxford Circus, Western Desert, Egypt AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot 12. Row G. Grave 3. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • We never met you but we know that you were the dearest brother to Margaret and Moira and Ray and Jo. My mum talked about you often and we still do now. We see your messages in books you gave them as gifts. We know the heartbreak for Uncle Ray having to bury his brother so far from home and then come home without you. You were deeply missed then and the space that you left is there for us all now. We honour you every ANZAC day and often in the days between. I have my mothers memorial locket with your photo still in it. With love from your niece.
    Public - Pamela - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 90 AWMM
    • Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 15037 (17A) AWMM


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22 April 2015PamelaNelsonOther Relative