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George Cecil Hansford O'Callaghan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Cecil Hansford AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Callaghan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Callaghan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 3/15/686 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 March 1913 AWMM ArrowtownOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 50 Kenmure Rd, Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr C. O'Callaghan (father), 50 Kenmure Rd, Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 3/15/686 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 5 January 1942 Public source Cartage contractor/Civilian Public source
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Surname listed as Callaghan on official Ballot List. Not accepted for service on medical grounds in 1939 (eyesight) but accepted in 1942.

    Served with 13 Heavy Regiment, 82 Battery at Taiaroa Head, Otago. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 January 1967 Cemetery Record
    Age 53 AWMM
    ArrowtownOtago Cemetery Record
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay Cemetery, Andersons Bay, Dunedin AWMM Plot 53, Block 274 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM

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