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John Alexander Knap

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Somalia 1993

LCpl Knap

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Identity

  • Title
    WO1 Public - John - Self - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Forenames
    John Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Knap AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snappa AWMM
  • Service number
    M56177 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Te Arawa Public - John - Self - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 May 1962 AWMM RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
    20 May 1962 Public - John - Self - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Place of birth
    Rotorua Public - John - Self - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    171 Makino Road, Fielding AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rae Knap (Mother) Fielding AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM
    At time of enlistment AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Completed Recruit training at Waiouru Training Depot 1988 Public - John - Self - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    25 Public - John - Self - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • Driver/Military AWMM
    • Movement Operator Public - John - Self - 6 April 2021 - Detail provided by self

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      174 cm AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Embarkation:
      Somalia - RNZAF C130
      East Timor - RNZAF B727
      Afghanistan - RNZAF B757 and RNZAF C130

      Embarkation Unit:
      5 Movements Squadron (5 MOV SQN), Somalia
      10 Transport and Movements Company (10 TM COY), East Timor

      Afghanistan Embarkation: Bagram

      Other Units, Squadrons or Ships served with:
      HQ 3 LFG (NSCO S4 (MOV) Burnham Camp Dec 1997-Dec 1999
      HQ 1 (NZ) Bde Linton Camp
      HQ 2 CSSB Linton Camp
      HQJFNZ Trentham

      Military Awards:
      UN Medal UNOSOM Somalia
      NZ East Timor Medal
      NZOSM
      UN Medal UNTAET
      LSGCM
      NZGSM Afghanisatan (Primary)
      NATO Medal ISAF AWMM
    • I have also been awarded the NZ Defence Service Medal (Regular Clasp) Public - John Alexander - Self - 5 July 2018 - Military Files
    • Served as a Regular Force Soldier for 31 Years 290 days. Retired from the regular force on 02 February 2020 and joined the Reserves (38 Combat Service Support Company). Public - John - Self - 18 February 2020 - Military Records
    • Also awarded the Clasp to the LSGCM. Public - John - Self - 26 February 2020 - Personal Knowledge
    • Transferred from the Regular Force to the Reserve Force on 02 Feb 2020.
      Became an NZDF civilian, 'Advisor Movements Policy and Training' on 02 Feb 2020. Public - John - Self - 6 May 2020 - Family History
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Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Cenotaph data entry form AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 April 2021John WellingtonSelf
11 August 2019JohnWellington New Zealand Self
05 July 2018John Alexander Upper Hutt, New ZealandSelf
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