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Robert James McArley

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert James AWMM
  • Surname
    McArley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jim AWMM
    • Mack AWMM
  • Service number
    Borneo 40527 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Malaya Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    1964 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Malaria - Terandak Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 1st period of qualifying operational service - 1963, Royal Airforce DC6, Christchurch to Changi, then by train to Malacca, then by truck to Terandak.

    2nd period of qualfying operational service - 1965, 20 May 1966. RAF to Changi to NZ, embarked in Auckland, arriving in Linton.

    Units served in: 1RNZIR, Royal NZ Infantry Regiment 1963-1964, Royal NZ Engineers 1965. AWMM


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



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  • Jim or Robert as you might now him as is a super grandfather since the day I was born 11 yeas ago
    I often ask him questions about the conflict he was in and always willing to anwser .

    He potters arond the place and he goes out into his garden and work shop does nonsence , but I love him anyway
    Public - ella - Direct descendant - 20 January 2021
  • robert or jim is a great granddad and is lots of fun. he helps me build and teaches me new things everyday for the last 10 years ever since i was born.

    -Tomas james gustafson
    Public - tomas - Direct descendant - 16 July 2019



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • he is married to valerie on they 6 august 1966 and he still is !!! Public - ella - Direct descendant - 20 January 2021 - ella his grandaughter


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20 January 2021ella devonportDirect descendant
16 July 2019tomasdevonport aucklandDirect descendant

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