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Bruce Grier McPike

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce Grier AWMM
  • Surname
    McPike AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 301721 AWMM
    • NZ301721 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 March 1934 Operation Grapple (2021)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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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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  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with rank of OSIG in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Rotoiti from 12.8.1957 to 6.12.1957. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021).

    Son of Frederick John Grier McPike (NZD 943) who served in WW2

    Husband of Trish; father of Tina, Don, Rowan, Kathy and stepfather of Jan and Jim

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    12 May 2007 Operation Grapple (2021)
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 May 2007 AWMM
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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

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