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Bernard Martin Commons

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BM Commons and his wife, ES Commons, Director, WRNZNS

BM Commons and ES Commons

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Commons AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 14742 AWMM
    • Borneo 14742 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 April 1935 Operation Grapple (2021)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Borneo 8 June 1965 Borneo R12457722
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with rank of LT in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Pukaki from 17.9.1957 to 23.3.1959. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021).

    Service Christmas Island.

    T.A.S Officer, T.A.S Divisional Officer, Quaterdeck Officer, Ratings Training Officer, S.M.Boarding Officer, Special sea duty- Quaterdeck, Action stations- Ops Room

    TAS Officer, TAS Divisional Officer, Diving Officer AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 August 2015 Operation Grapple (2021)
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM
    • General Administration, Organisation and Management - Operations - Operation Grapple - Personnel, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 7607 W5056/70 (R15982847) AWMM
    • Yearly - Half - Yearly Returns - Nominal List of Officers Borneo (Navy) 1964 – 1967, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 739572/7/15 173/1 (R12457722) AWMM
    • Yearly - Half - Yearly Returns - Nominal List of Officers Borneo (Navy) 1964 – 1967, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 739572/7/15 173/2 (R12457723) AWMM
    • Yearly - Half - Yearly Returns - Nominal List of Officers Borneo (Navy) 1964 – 1967, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 739572/7/15 173/2 (R12457723) AWMM

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