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John Thorley

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John "Jack" & Doris" Dorrie" Evelyn Thorley
Gravestone

"Jack" & "Dorrie" Thorley - Gravestone

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Thorley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 12395 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1909 BDM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Helvetia Rd., Pukekohe AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM Helvetia Rd., Pukekohe AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. D.L. Thorley, Helvetia Rd., Pukekohe (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. D.L. Thorley, Helvetia Rd., Pukekohe (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status

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 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.474 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.474
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.474
    • WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.351 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.351
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.351
  • 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Parents: David Lancaster & Mary (née Lyon) Thorley
    Wife: Doris “Dorrie” Evelyn (née Garmonsway) Thorley

    21.12.1926 aged 17 “Jack” left Liverpool England on bord “Pakeha” bound for Auckland NZ. Accompanied by his Parents and brothers George William Albert Laurence George Dyball S-№ 537594, was on the same voyage, seemingly unrelated until “Jack” & Laurence married sisters “Dorrie” & Rhena Garmonsway

    “Dorrie” & Rhena being daughters of a farmer in Kaukapakapa Auckland. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 November 2000 BDM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura South Cemetery, Gatland Road, Papakura, South Auckland AWMM Block 1 South, Row H, Plot 037 AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.474 AWMM
    • 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.351 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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