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James Joseph O'Dwyer

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Dwyer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 546245 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 7 Mary St., Mt. Eden, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. H.J. O'Dwyer, 7 Mary St., Mt. Eden, Auckland (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 546245 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 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.299 Tile maker/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.299
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.299
  • 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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  • Hi Jimmy! Whilst researching my (Samoan) great uncle Doug Irwin’s time with the Maori battalion in WW2 I found a lot of information about you and your friendship (since school days in Apia) with my uncle Doug. I heard you sing ‘Tofe my Felini’ (on YouTube) in concert in Italy with Doug, jacob Foster and 2 other Pacifica men. I also read of how you injured yourself badly trying to retrieve Jacob Fosters deceased body. You were quite the character and an instantly recognisable man! Which is how I happened to stumble upon two photos of you today on ANZAC day 2022 in amongst my pakeha grandfathers WW2 photos. You are pictured alongside Jacob (who my grandfather had noted as a ‘Samoan who died’) and my NZ grandfather John Barker! It’s a very small world, I would not have recognised you if I hadn’t been researching my Samoan aiga. From my Irwin aiga and Barker family to yours, greetings! since
    Public - Julia Kate - 25 April 2022
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    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.299 AWMM

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