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Allen Karl Nielsen

Portrait of Private Allen Nielsen in Kyoto, Japan, c.1948 while serving with J Force. Image kindly provided by Keryn Doesburg (February 2018). Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Allen Nielsen in Kyoto, Japan, c.1948 while serving with J Force. Image kindly p …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allen Karl AWMM
  • Surname
    Nielsen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 632894 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Keryn Anne - Child - 10 January 2018 - Baptised Rev A. L. Canter, Chatham Islands, c 1924-25

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1924 AWMM Rekohu, Chatham IslandsNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
    02 September 1924 Public - Keryn Anne - Child - 10 January 2018 - Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Owenga, Chatham Islands Public - Keryn Anne - Child - 10 January 2018 - Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM C/o. Sunnyside Mental Hospital, Christchurch (employed as a Psychiatric Nurse) AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. F.M. Nielsen, Chatham Islands (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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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.98 Psychiatric Nurse/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.98
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.98
  • 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

Biographical information

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  • Returned to New Zealand on the Duntroon. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 July 2018 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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.98 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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21 February 2018Keryn AnneWellington, New ZealandChild

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