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John Butland Stevens Jordan

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  S_024. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel S_024. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Butland Stevens AWMM
  • Surname
    Jordan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Butland Stevens-Jordan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 31404 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    3 May 1908 Public - Derek - Other relative - 5 November 2017 -
  • Place of birth
    Granity, West Coast, New Zealand Public - Derek - Other relative - 5 November 2017 -
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Auckland Street, St. Heliers Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M.L. Stevens-Jordan, Alabama Road, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 31404 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 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.94 Engineering surveyor/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.94
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.94
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Stevens-Jordan was the husband of Monica Lea Stevens-Jordan, of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. F. 3A. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • My uncle Jack Jordan is remembered with affection. Before the War he was a professional surveyor, and camped out when doing the road across the Mamakus (near Rotorua) with my mother (his only sister Marion) acting as camp cook. I was a pre-schooler, and it was an exciting event. He wrote me letters and sent coins from all the countries he visited, and I still have these, kept in a pencil-case from Bethlehem. His Jordan surname gave him entre into the royal family of trans-Jordan, and he was NZ Army advisor at the court of Emil Abdullah of trans-Jordan for some months, but he moved on when he found that a royal bride was being arranged for him! He was killed in the desert just before El Alamein proper. Jack's death occurred later in the same year as that of his younger brother Alan, who was in the NZRAF and got meningitis from burst ear-drums. Alan died in the NZ Hospital in Cairo. Their
    Public - THOMAS RAYMOND - Other Relative - 28 January 2015

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28 January 2015THOMAS RAYMONDTE PUKE, N.Z.Other Relative

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