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John Bews Christophers


  • 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
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


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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  • Service in the RNZAF in WW2, from September 1942 to 1946, stationed in Fiji and Tonga. Trained for aircrew and was later transferred to Accounts Section.

    Embarked on the SS Ormonde, in Wellington, Main Body for Korea. Entered Korea 31 Dec, 1950. Techinical Assistant Training and Reinforcment Battery, then moved to 162 Bty.

    Attended a course at the Commonwealth Artillery Training Centre, Hiro, Japan 8-16 Jan 1952. Emplaned at Iwakuni 20 Jan 1952 for RTNZ and travelled by air via Okinawa, Manila, Darwin and Sydney as a Temporary Sergeant. Posted to Waiouru to assist with the training of Technical Assistants for reinforcements for Korea until discharge from Kayforce. AWMM
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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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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • 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
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