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Horace James Gibson

WW2

Horace James Gibson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace James AWMM
  • Surname
    Gibson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 20791 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17th December, 1917 Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 52 Wynyard Street, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Bus Driver, Traffic Officer for Auckland City, Meter Reader Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. J.M. Gibson (wife), care of post-office, Brown's Bay, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
      Mrs. J.M. Gibson AWMM
    • First Marriage had Two Daughters and One Son. Then Divorce. Second Marriage to Daphne Mary Wright on 12th March, 1949. Two Daughters & Three Sons Public - Julie Anne - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter
    • Upon his death, surviving children Of Horace James from first marriage ~ Marlene, Janet and Leslie. Surviving children of Horace from second marriage ~ Diane, Warren, Russell, Colin and Julie. Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 20791 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
  • 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    01/06/1994 Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie
  • Age at death
    76 Years Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie
  • Place of death
    At home, Coopers Beach, Northland, New Zealand Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Mangonui Services Cemetery, Northland, New Zealand Public - Julie - Child - 4 August 2015 - Daughter Julie
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.69 AWMM

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04 August 2015julieWhangarei, New ZealandChild

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