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James Orbell Kelman

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Orbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Kelman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 27538 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 1940-1941 AWMM 42 Wilkinson St., Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. V. Kelman, 55 Gilfillan St., Tainui, Dunedin (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 27538 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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.252 Acting-fireman (locomotive)/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.252
  • 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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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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  • James was a member of the Railway Corp in Africa. They left New Zealand with no fanfare and the same he told me happened on their return to New Zealand. Unacknowledged hero's to the victory against Rommel in Africa. I met him once and we emaied and wrote to one another.
    Public - Raymond - Other relative - 5 September 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    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.252 AWMM

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05 September 2017RaymondBlenheimOther relative
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