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John Bews Christophers

Portrait of John Bews Christophers, 4211598 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lester de Vere 1190-2017. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of John Bews Christophers, 4211598 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lester de Vere 1190-2017. …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Bews AWMM
  • Surname
    Christophers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Korea 203781 AWMM
    • WWII 4211598 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 February 1923 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
    15 February 1924 Public - Victoria A - Child - 26 June 2021 - NZ Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin Public - Victoria A - Child - 26 June 2021 - NZ Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • Korea 203781 AWMM
    • WWII 4211598 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
    Blue AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Matamata RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    17 August 2021 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 18 August 2021 - Death notice, NZ Herald 18 August 2021
  • Age at death
    98 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 18 August 2021 - Death notice, NZ Herald 18 August 2021
  • Place of death
    Matamata Country Lodge Public - Stoney - Researcher - 18 August 2021 - Death notice, NZ Herald 18 August 2021
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    IN HONOUR: New Zealand’s surviving WWII veterans (Stuff.co.nz). Published 25 April 2020.
    https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2020/in-honour/index.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      p.94 AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 August 2021StoneyTuakauResearcher
26 June 2021Victoria AGISBORNEChild

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