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Rudolph James Lovejoy

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rudolph James AWMM
  • Surname
    Lovejoy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    34034 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1899 Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Birth registration number 848
    Parents Lydia Matilda and George Lovejoy of Weber. Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - As above. Also www.familytreecircles.com/weber-cemetery-new-Zealand-19129.html
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 34 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A.R. Lovejoy (father), 34 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34034 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Mrs. P. E. Knight, of Weber, Hawke's Bay AWMM
    • I question the next of kin on embarkation as being his father. I believe Rudolph's father was George Lovejoy who died in 1918. AR Lovejoy may have been his younger brother Arnold Raymond. Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 16 April 2015 - Family papers and Records of Weber Cemetery on www.familytreecircles.com/weber-cemetery-new-zealand
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    Probably 41 or 42. His year of birth is registered as 1899, Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/ResourceHandler
  • Place of death
    Mediterranean Sea, out from Tobruk Harbour, Libya. Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - As above.
  • Cause of death
    Probably drowned as he was wounded and on board the HMS Chakdina sunk Dec 5th, 1941 Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/sooty/chakdina.html
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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  • Great Uncle Dick/Jim, thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the life we do today. Your great niece, Nancy
    Public - Nancy - Child - 18 April 2017
  • Thank you great uncle "Dick" for your willingness to sacrifice on behalf of all of us.
    Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 20 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 277 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.208 AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
16 April 2015Nancy MarieHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative