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Rex Joseph Dobson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rex Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Dobson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 15019 AWMM
    • A15019 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 October 1938 Operation Grapple (2021)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • 15019 AWMM
    • A15019 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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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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  • Served with rank of AB in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Pukaki from 22.7.1958 to 20.5.1960. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021).

    Service Christmas Island, final series of tests 1958 / Far East Station 1959-1960 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    19 June 1999 Operation Grapple (2021)
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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

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