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Gregory John Mulvey

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gregory John AWMM
  • Surname
    Mulvey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 084566 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 1942 AWMM Mount Albert & Income Tax Dept., Wellington AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Mount Albert & Income Tax Dept., Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. D.W. Mulvey, 109 Campbell St., Karori, Wellington (w) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. D.W. Mulvey, 314 Adelaide Rd., Newtown, Wellington (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 084566 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'He never talked about [the war] until my son asked him some questions for a school project before Grandad died. Grandad showed my son his commission with King George's name on it: he was very proud of that. He said Guadalcanal was like going for a weekend tramp and staying there for 6 months. He said that the Americans hated the frozen lamb that the NZ'ers hated tinned beef and as soon as supplies were dropped off there was a rush to trade. He had an American rifle (he was a hunter and crack shot) which he got by swapping his officer's pistol (a useless weapon he said for that sort of fight). He handed it in during a NZ police amnesty - to our horror.'

    'He was also a conservationist and when there was concern about logging pacific forests he told me he had done his bit by filling the trees with shrapnel - so try logging that! He talked about sneaking forward with an escort of one to calculate the success/ trajectory of their shots and I know he showed my brother once how to do the calculations. He only ever referred to the war as 'that piece of unpleasantness'. It wasn't all lightheartedness though. Grandma said he had nightmares for decades afterwards: a reoccurring one was when he saw a soldier crushed by a falling jeep directly in front of him. It was being unloaded for a boat and the strapping broke.' Family source. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    22 December 2014 Family source
    Age 97 AWMM
    Family source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 December 2014. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.287 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.140 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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