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John Francis Spring

Lieutenant J. F. Spring, of Washdyke, Timaru, wounded. (Source: Auckland Weekly News, 28 January 1942, p. 24)

Lieutenant J. F. Spring, of Washdyke, Timaru, wounded. (Source: Auckland Weekly News, 28 January 194 …

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  • Title
    Lt. Col. J F Spring Public - Margaret Elizabeth - Child - 10 January 2016 - Defence Force Files
  • Forenames
    John Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Spring AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack AWMM
    • JACK Public - Margaret Eliabeth - Child - 10 January 2016 - Defence Force Files - Service Numbers 20176 and 30160
  • Service number
    • WWII 20176 AWMM
    • Korea 30160 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30160 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    RC Public - Margaret Eliabeth - Child - 10 January 2016 - Family Papers

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 November 1918 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Washdyke, Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. F. Spring, Washdyke, Timaru (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.174 Soldier/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.174
    TimaruCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.174
  • 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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  • Director Royal New Zealand Army at time of Vietnam visit. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 April 2002 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • 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. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.174 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.143 AWMM


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10 January 2016Margaret ElizabethTauranga, NZChild

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