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Bernard Mulligan Grant

Portrait of Private Bernard Mulligan Grant, c.Second World War. Image kindly providied by Bernard Grant (September 2018). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Bernard Mulligan Grant, c.Second World War. Image kindly providied by Bernard Gr …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard Mulligan AWMM
  • Surname
    Grant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 63041 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 1941 AWMM 7 K.R.D., Oamaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M. Grant, 7 K.R.D., Oamaru (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 63041 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 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.135 Farmer's labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.135
    OamaruOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.135
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married: Margaret Jessie WATSON, March 1946; Children: Kathleen Mary Grant Dob 02 May 1947 (Deceased 10 June 1975); Bernard Watson Grant Dob 13 December 1948.

    Occupation after returning to New Zealand: Farmed at Incholme, along the Kakanui river North Otago.

    'My father was the youngest of eight children to George Duff GRANT and Mary GRANT nee Mulligan, his Dob: 01 January 1918 and he was named after his mother's brother, Bernard Mulligan, Dob 19 November 1894. Service No. 34878 who was serving with The Otago Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion, in France during World War 1. Bernard Mulligan was killed in action later in 1918 on the 8th October, only a matter of weeks prior to the Armistice 11th November 1918.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 16 April 1999 Family source
    • 16 April 1999 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.135 AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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