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Edwin Francis Blank

  • Service number
    Jayforce 445172 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
This image was provided by Edwin's Great Granddaughter, Haylee and her mum, Kayla.

Edwin Blank

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Blank AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 445172 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Glen Afton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. E.S. Blank, Tokirima (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 445172 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.13 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.13
    HuntlyWaikato 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.13
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Hi, itś Haylee Killgour here. I am Edwinś Great Grandaughter and I am researching him in class. Does anyone know where he was born?

    Did you know he went to Japan to help clean up the Hiroshima bomb? He was AMAZING.
    Public - Andrew - Researcher - 13 April 2022
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  • This was my Grandad. I don't ever remember him getting angry. He was a hard working, happy family man who worked hard to provide for his 8 children and his beautiful, loving wife Dot (Dorothy Gladys Blank). He was a happy and fun Grandad who had the best sense of humour!! His cheeky one liners and positive personality made him a favourite with many kids. Not just his own and his grandkids. But all he come across. He was an amazing Great Grandad to all his great grandkids. He was humble, never complained and loved seeing others winning at life. He is remembered with such love and fondness from all who knew him. A genuine good old kiwi bloke who I'm so proud to call my Grandad. Thank you Poppa. Your calm, kind loving nature will never be forgotten.
    Public - Michelle Ann - Direct descendant - 9 April 2022
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.13 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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13 April 2022Andrew TaurangaResearcher
09 April 2022Michelle AnnTe Miro Direct descendant

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