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Maurice James Cameron

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Maurice James Cameron

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice James AWMM
  • Surname
    Cameron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 052057 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1921 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    23/07/1921 Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family records
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch New Zealand Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family Records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM 34 Southampton St., Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM 34 Southampton St., Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM 34 Southampton St., Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Staff ( Payroll) Clerk, North Canterbury Hospital Board Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family Records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. W.G. Cameron, 34 Southampton St., Christchurch (f) AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. W.G. Cameron, 34 Southampton St., Christchurch (f) AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. W.G. Cameron, 34 Southampton St., Christchurch (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 052057 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
    NZ Railways Clerk Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family document complied by Maurice in retirement
  • Age on enlistment
    19 Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family document complied by Maurice in retirement

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Lance Corporal/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.62 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.62 Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Lance Corporal/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.31 3rd N.Z. Divisional Signals 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.31 Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
      2nd Embarkation AWMM
    • WW2 Lance Corporal/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.25 N.Z. Army Service Corps 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.25 Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
      3rd Embarkation AWMM
    • Embarked : American Troop Ship
      "Mauri" 4/11/42
      Landed : New Caledonia 11/11/42

      Re-Embarked for New Zealand - 22/5/43
      To Army School, Trentham M.C. ( W/T (Radio) Operators Course)

      Re-Embarked for New Caledonia - 7/8/43

      Served in
      New Caledonia
      Guadalcanal
      Treasury Islands (Action)
      Nissan (Green) Island( " )

      Returned to New Zealand 9/7/44

      After Leave - Based at:
      Orfords M.C. and Trentham M.C. (Transferred to Army Service Corps as Driver) Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family document complied by Maurice in retirement
    • Re-Embarked on Troop Transport "Empress of Scotland (formerly
      Empress of Japan) - December,1944 for Egypt
      After a short period at Maadi M.C. in Egypt moved on to Italy

      Hostilities ceased on 8/5/1945

      Travelled via France to England for leave : 20/10/45 - 7/11/45

      Returned to Italy

      Embarked for New Zealand at Taranto southern Italy on the Troop Ship "Ortranto" on 18/12/45

      Arrived in New Zealand : 13/1/1946

      Discharged : 15/2/1946 Public - Bruce - Child - 26 April 2020 - Family document complied by Maurice in retirement
    • Service :
      N.Z. 1 year 241 days
      Overseas 2 years 188 days
      Total Service 4 years 63 days

      Territorial Service: Div Signals
      Weekly Parades 27/7/40 - 5/1/41
      Burnham Miltary Camp
      (Full Time) 6/1/41 to 6/4/41
      (Trained as a Wireless Telegraphy (Radio) Operator
      Weekly Parades 7/4/41 - 14/12/41 Chch & Dunedin

      War Service (Home)
      Burnham Military Camp 15/12/41 - 15/1/42
      Ashburton M.C. 16/1/42 - 30/7/42
      (Final Leave) 31/7/42 - 9/8/42
      Burnham )
      Papakura )
      Manurewa ) 10/8/42 - 3/11/42
      Hamilton ) Public - bruce - Child - 28 April 2020 - Family document complied by Maurice in retirement

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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.62 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.31 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.25 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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