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Joseph William Firmin


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph William AWMM
  • Surname
    Firmin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 44945 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 1941 AWMM 10 Beach St., Petone AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. J. Firmin, 10 Beach St., Petone (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 44945 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.116 Bridgeman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.116
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.116
  • 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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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



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  • Dear Grandad Joseph,

    Thank you for being a loving husband to Grandma Lorna and an amazing father and role model to my dad Michael and my Aunty Christine. The legacy you have left behind is a testament to the man that you must have been.

    I wish you could be here to meet your grandchildren, and for them to hear tales from when you were young and also the hardships of your time serving in the war. We thank you for your service to our country and for the freedoms that we enjoy today.

    We love you grandad

    Love Maria, Paula, Claire, David, Olivia, Isabella, Austy, Jack, Sophia, Vanny, Mela, Chloe, xox

    Public - Paula - Direct descendant - 13 April 2023
  • Sorry I wrote it wrong, Grand Father to 10 kids, 6 from Michael, 4 from Christine, and Great Grand father to 12 kids.
    Public - Maria - Direct descendant - 13 April 2023
  • Grandad I was born a year after you passed away. My name is Maria & I am the oldest daughter of your son Michael Kerry Firmin & his wife my mum Robyn Ann Firmin.

    Dad was an amazing father & you did a wonderful job in raising him you would of been very proud. He had 6 children so you are a grandfather to 6 and another 5 from your daughter Christine Firmin now Thompson through marriage who . You are also great Grand Father to another 12 children with another on the way.

    I personally spent a lot of time with Lorna Firmin your beloved sweet heart who you later married in Palmerston North, she came to live in Dunedin where she passed away peacefully.
    Public - Maria - Direct descendant - 13 April 2023



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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.116 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 April 2023PaulaPapamoa Beach, PAPAMOADirect descendant
13 April 2023MariaMargaret RiverDirect descendant

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