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Desmond Patrick O'Connor

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Plaque at Waikumete Cemetery

Desmond Patrick O'Connor, M.S.M.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Connor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 60070 AWMM
    • Borneo 31055 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1920 BDM 2016/9362
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 44 Bowker St., Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. M.J. O'Connor, 44 Bowker St., Timaru (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

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
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.267 Soldier/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.267
    PapakuraAuckland 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.267
  • 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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  • Photo of WOI D. P. O'Connor in 1st Battalion New Zealand Infantry Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Terendak Camp, Malaysia 1964). Source: The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Journal (1983). AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 April 2016 BDM 2016/9362
    Age 96 AWMM
    DevonportAuckland BDM 2016/9362
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland AWMM Service Persons Area M, Row 23, Plot 101 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    O'CONNOR, Desmond Patrick Service # 60070 On 7 April 2016, peacefully in Devonport after a long battle with illness, aged 96 years. Loved husband of the late Bunty; much loved father and step-father of Debbie, John, Ian, Neil and their partners; proud Grandad of seven. The family would like to thank the staff of Komatua Care Centre for their outstanding care and attention during Dad's last few years.

    Published by The New Zealand Herald on Apr. 12, 2016. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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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.267. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information kindly provided by the New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association. AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM

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