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Noel Lester Bunn



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Noel Lester AWMM
  • Surname
    Bunn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 628927 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 June 1924 Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM Belgium St., Pukekohe AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. B. Bunn, Cardrona Ave., Hamilton (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1945 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1945 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.22 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.22
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.22
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    26 August 2016 Death Notice
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Published in Waikato Times from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30, 2016. "BUNN, Noel Lester (JP): K.E.V. Service No 628927, Private, B 26 Battalion J Force, 1942-46 2nd NZEF. Peacefully passed away in his sleep on Friday, 26 August 2016, at Aparangi Village. Aged 92 years. Loving husband of the Late Vivian. Loved father & father in-law of David & Hilary, Viginia & Malcolm, Ross & Carolyn, Colin, Elizabeth and Louise & Ken. A very special Grandad to 15 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren in so many ways.

    Enjoy the cuddle down stream with mum.

    A celebration of Noel's long life well lived will be held at St Margaret's Church, Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata on Wednesday, 31 August 2016, at 1:30pm followed by a private cremation. Donations to St Margaret's Church Hall Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to the Bunn Family, 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434" AWMM
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  • External links
    Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245)
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.22 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.66 AWMM

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