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John Edmund Foote

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Edmund AWMM
  • Surname
    Foote AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Footey AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 452413 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 1943 AWMM 77 Jeffreys Road, Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 1945 AWMM 77 Jeffreys Road, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr A.E. Foote(father), 77 Jeffreys Road, Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Mr A.E. Foote (father), 77 Jeffreys Road, Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1945-1948 AWMM
      Jay-Force occupation of Japan post WW2 AWMM
      Following Japan's surrender in 1945 Allied Forces, including New Zealanders, Australians, Canadians, and Indians, entered Japan as an occupying force, to restore the peace, clean debris from the atomic blast, help rebuild and direct Japan into a democratic society. Initially called BCOF (British Commonwealth Occupation Force), they became known as J Force. Some of the New Zealand troops were sent to Japan direct from Italy, and many went from New Zealand. The last New Zealand J Force troops returned home in 1948. AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • Solomon Islands Campaign AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 452413 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 July 1940 2NZEF Nom Roll 11
    Age 18 AWMM
    Draper/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 11
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom Roll 11
  • 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
    Height, WWII AWMM
    6 feet 1 inch AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Josephine Stewart McBride in 1947; who worked as a secretary for the U.S. Naval Supply Depot in Auckland during 1944/45

    Father of four children, Bob, Ian, Helen and Roger AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.43 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.49 AWMM
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