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George Hassell Barnes



  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Hassell AWMM
  • Surname
    Barnes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea 208191 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 April 1928 Cemetery Records
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Korea Bryndwr, Christchurch AWMM
    • At the time that George my uncle went to Korea my parents (George's sister Joan) were living in Pitcairn Crescent, Bryndwr, Christchurch and I assume this is the address that George provided Public - raymond clarence - Other relative - 17 June 2021 - family papers and searching
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer in sandy knolls, west melton, Canterbury Public - raymond clarence - Other relative - 17 June 2021 - family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    My mother Joan was George's sister, George had other siblings, Olive E; Mervyn (deceased), Raymond Gibson. George married Betty Olive Harris after returning from Korea. Public - raymond clarence - Other relative - 17 June 2021 - family papers
  • Relationship status
    George is my uncle, my mother's brother Public - raymond clarence - Other relative - 17 June 2021 - family papers


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Korea AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Korea 208191 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Korea Tractor driver & farmer Chamberlain, p.40
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was on board and rescued from the TSS Wahine, which was transporting troops to Korea. Shortly after leaving Darwin, the Wahine ran aground on Masela Island in the Arafura Sea, east of Timor. There were no fatalities but the ship became a total loss. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 August 2005 Cemetery Records
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Springston Cemetery Selwyn District New Zealand AWMM Beam Y, Plot 35, RSA Area AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM


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17 June 2021raymond clarenceChristchurchOther relative

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