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Owen Leslie Chapman

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Owen Leslie Chapman

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Chapman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 238374 AWMM
    • WWII 238374 Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - personal military file
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 December 1920 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    21/12/1920 Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - Birth cert
  • Place of birth
    Kaikoura Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - Birth cert
  • Birth notes
    His dad was Cecile Herbert Chapman Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - Birth cert / my grandpa
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Kaikoura AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM Kowhai Ford Rd., Kaikoura AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Cycle mechanic Kaikoura then Gardner at local hospital before becoming a motor mechanic Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - family oral history
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. A.L. Chapman, Kowhai Ford Rd., Kaikoura (m) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. A.L. Chapman, Kowhai Ford Rd., Kaikoura (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific and Middle East Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - personal military file
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    • WWII 238374 AWMM
    • WWII 238374 Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - personal military file
  • Military service
    Joined Nelson Marlborough Mounted Rifles 24/7/1940 before transferring to the army 18/9/1942 Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - personal military file
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    3rd Division Reinforcements to Pacific. 14th Reinforcements to to Middle East. 28th Assault Squadron Public - Catherine (Kay) Elsie - Child - 16 April 2021 - Personal military file

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.24 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.27 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 April 2021Catherine (Kay) ElsieBlenheimChild

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