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James Douglas Avenell

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Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John Halpin 2012, CC BY John Halpin 2012

Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John H …

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 September 1916 Mangere Historical Society OhakuneManawatu-Wanganui Mangere Historical Society
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Watea Road, Mangere AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M.M. Avenell (wife), 8 Gardiner Road, Epsom, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 82098 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 Feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henery Avenell and Sarah Jane Johanson (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    Married 'Vena' Malvina Mabel Mason (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    Father to Pamela and Doreen (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    Attended Remuera School (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    3 Brothers saw active service in WW2, Roy Clifford (43481), James Douglas (82098) and Eric Lionel (424356) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 December 1996 Mangere Historical
    WhangaparoaNew Zealand Mangere Historical
  • 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
    Mangere Memorial Hall, Domain Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Mangere Historical Society: This record was kindly researched by the Mangere Historical Society. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.9 AWMM

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