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Desmond Samuel Mitchell

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Envelope from Gunner Desmond Samuel Mitchell to Bernice Anderson, dated 28th July 1943. Image kindly provided by Caleb and Lora Williams (January 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 22318 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
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Earn St., Oamaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. G. Mitchell, Earn St., Oamaru (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 22318 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.130 Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.130
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.130
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    22 July 1942 AWMM
  • 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
    Jun 1973 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 8, RSA Block 11, Oamaru Lawn AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.130 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM