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John Michael Menzies

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Michael AWMM
  • Surname
    Menzies AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 36495 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1910 Births, Deaths, and Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 13 Springfield Rd., Morningside AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. Pearl Menzies, 1198 Dominion Rd., Mount Roskill, Auckland (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.326 Railways Employee/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.326
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.326
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Zentsuji Camp, Zentsuji, Shikoku Islands, Japan AWMM
    Butaritari Atoll, Kiribati AWMM
    Jan 1941 AWMM
  • 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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  • Served as a Coastwatcher on the Gilbert Islands and was taken as a Prisoner of War by Japanese forces. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1991 Purewa Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium Meadowbank Auckland New Zealand AWMM Block X Row 66 Plot 81 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • 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.326 AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.233 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. and Pomeroy, M.J. (2016). Gallant Acts and Noble Deeds: New Zealand army honours and awards for the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Fair Dinkum Publications.; P.J. Beattie and M.J. Pomeroy, 2016. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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

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