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James Thomas Griffin

  • Service number
    Jayforce 629118 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Taken in Japan 1946.

James Griffin (Jim)

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 629118 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    12th May 1924 Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Personal
  • Place of birth
    Rotorua Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Family history
  • Birth notes
    James is one of 4 children. Rodney, Patty, Jim & Bill. Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Family history
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 21A Grass St., Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Radio Engineer in Wellington Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Family history
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Jayforce Mrs. P.R. MacKenzie, 82 Carlyle St., Napier (m) AWMM
    • Mother. Pretoria Rosamund MacKenzie Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Family history
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM
    • Married Maureen Joyce Tonks 1955 in Wellington. 3 children. Cheryl, Judy, Craig. Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Personal

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 629118 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
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.50 Radio engineer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.50
    WellingtonNew Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.50
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • Jayforce Sapper 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.50 N.Z. Engineers 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.50 British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Jayforce AWMM
    • Sailed over to Japan on the Chitral in July 1946. Returning to N.Z on the Dunera. Originally went over as part of the 5th Engineering company then transferred over to 11 Mobile Dental Corp. Public - Judy - Child - 7 March 2022 - Service records and personal letters..

Prisoner of war

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  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.50 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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07 March 2022Judy Hari Hari Child
14 February 2021Judy PatriciaHari Hari South Westland New ZealandChild

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