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Desmond Jarvis

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Desmond Jarvis, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Aaron Jarvis (August 2020).

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Desmond Jarvis, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Aaron Jarvis …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Jarvis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 29555 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 July 1916 AWMM BelfastNorthern Ireland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Bank N.S.W. Stratford AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Maurice R. Jarvis (father), C/O Waitemata Brewery, Otahuhu AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft. 11 in. AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      10 st. 10 lb. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born 17th July 1917 – 4 Haywood Avenue, Belfast Northern Ireland (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). Father Maurice Jarvis and Mother Florence Reddecliffe. Maurice Jarvis was an Engineer.

    Emigrated from Ireland December 1920 arriving Auckland New Zealand 21 Feb 1921. Settled in Taihape – Maurice worked for Cascade Brewery.

    Bank Clerk at Bank of NSW in Stratford Prior to War. After war became Bank Manager (assumed to be Bank of NSW).

    Married with Two Children. Retired to Raumati Beach, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. Family source. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 March 1997 Family source
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465792) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. AWMM


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27 August 2020AaronNew ZealandOther relative

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