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Cornelius James O'Dea

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  • Service number
    24208 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lieutenant AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
21st Battalion Roll of Honour, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cornelius James AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Dea AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24208 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 School teacher AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown District High School, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.J. O'Dea (father), RD 1, Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24208 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 Taumarunui, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Headquarters, Infantry Reinforcements 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
    Lieutenant AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Joseph O'Dea and of Ellen Honora O'Dea (nee Crowley), of Auroa, Taranaki AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    36 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 May 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VI. A. 2. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • My great uncle, my fathers uncle - his death bought much grief to his family. We have visited Monte Cassino on two occassions, visiting his grave. He was kiiled after the battle of monte cassino, known for his leadership and fiercness on the battle field.
    Public - michael - Other relative - 9 June 2017

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 357 AWMM

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09 June 2017michaelAuckland, NZOther relative