Rudolph James Lovejoy Unknown date of birth - Died 5 December 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number34043 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM19 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRudolph James AWMM SurnameLovejoy AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number34043 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1899 Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz Place of birth Birth notesBirth registration number 848Parents 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMShearer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM34 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr A.R. Lovejoy (father), 34 Limbrick Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number34043 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM29 Infantry Battalion AWMMCorporal 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 rankPrivate AWMM19 Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Mrs. P. E. Knight, of Weber, Hawke's Bay AWMMI 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death36 AWMMProbably 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 Date of death5 December 1941 AWMM Cause of deathProbably 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 Place of deathMediterranean Sea, out from Tobruk Harbour, Libya. Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - As above. Death notesAt sea AWMMNew Zealand Disasters and Tragedies The sinking of the SS /Chakdina states that late in the afternoon of 5 December 1941 this ship left Libya carrying several hundred people, including 123 New Zealanders. Just after 9pm an enemy plane released a torpedo, which exploded in one of the after holds of the Chakdina. She sank within three and a half minutes. There was very little chance of escape, except for those who were not wounded or only lightly wounded, and who were in a favourable position at the time. Forty one of the New Zealanders aboard were rescued. The sinking of the Chakdina was the only major misfortune in the evacuation of New Zealand wounded during World War Two. Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/sooty/chakdina.htmlSimilar information is found at http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Arti-c7-17.html Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 101. AWMM Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Rudolph James Lovejoy by laying a poppy. Frederick Thomas Lovejoy George Arnold Lovejoy Rudolph James Lovejoy William Lovel A G Lovell Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Rudolph James Lovejoy Leave a note Contribute › Processing Thank you great uncle "Dick" for your willingness to sacrifice on behalf of all of us. Public - Nancy Marie - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond 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. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 277 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 16 April 2015Nancy MarieHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.