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John Seymour Handley Commins

Photograph of Bombardier John Seymour Handley Commins, taken on enlistment and contained in his paybook. Australian War Memorial, P02467.953. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Seymour Handley AWMM
  • Surname
    Commins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII QX5989 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII QX5989 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alfred and Flora Mary Commins, of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    Reported as having died around January 1945 while a prisoner of war at Sandakan Camp, Borneo.

    Brother of Charles Lilburn Handley Commins 6834 and Benjamin Alfred Handley Commins 455549, Second World War. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    Jan 1945 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    LabuanMalaysia AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    Panel 2, Labuan Memorial, Malaysia AWMM

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Sources

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