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Albert Archibald Jelley

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Archibald AWMM
  • Surname
    Jelley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Arch AWMM
    • Arch Jelley AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1922 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 9 Mosgiel Street, Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk/Civilian Ballot List
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arch Jelley served for New Zealand with the Royal Navy, on HMS Bermuda on Russian Convoy duty, he was later commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve and posted as a Gunnery Officer on coastal submarines. After his service with the Navy he returned to New Zealand and began studies at the Dunedin Teachers' College and at the University of Otago.

    He was selected for the six-man Otago running team for the New Zealand Cross Country Championships in 1946 alongside Harold Nelson. In 1957 he began coaching athletics, coaching Neville Scott in 5000 meters in the 1964 Summer Olympics and Ian Studd in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He retired from coaching in 2000, to devote more time to bridge and lawn bowls, though coached Hamish Carson who represented New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Olympics, retiring again in 2018.

    He was principal at Sunnybrae Normal School on the North Shore for more than 20 years. AWMM
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About death

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