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Kelvin John Lewis

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kelvin John AWMM
  • Surname
    Lewis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 13659 AWMM
    • Borneo 13659 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1933 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 25 March 1964 Borneo R12457722
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with rank of LT in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Pukaki from 7.7.1958 to 29.6.1960. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021).

    Service Christmas Island.

    Supply Officer, S & S Divisional Officer, Treasurer Ship's Laundry, Entertainment and Wardroom Mess funds, Monitoring and Decontamination Officer, Special sea duty- NIL, Action stations- D.C.H.Q.2 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    21 October 1994 Operation Grapple (2021)
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • 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
      Possibly Lewis, S. 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

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