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Andrew John Callahan

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew John AWMM
  • Surname
    Callahan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 453703 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1911 AWMM MiltonOtago AWMM
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 453703 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    3 August 1944 AWMM
    'On the night of 22-23 March 1944 Private Callanan was in a fighting position in a house at CASSINO, Italy. The house was hit by several shells and two of the seriously wounded could not be removed owing to the almost continuous shell and mortar fire. Private Callanan remained with the two injured men for five hours and then volunteered to carry a message for assistance across 400 yards of cratered ground without tracks, under fire and in pitch darkness. Two previous parties had gone out and had not returned. Private Callanan was successful and on his return he again volunteered as a stretcher-bearer. His coolness, courage and initiative throughout this difficult period set an example to all.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Callanan, Andrew John. (Ref. WO 373/7/132). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Student AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
  • 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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Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.' (London Gazette, 3 August 1944, p.3605.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36637/supplements/3605
      Further Reference
    • 'On the night of 22-23 March 1944 Private Callanan was in a fighting position in a house at CASSINO, Italy. The house was hit by several shells and two of the seriously wounded could not be removed owing to the almost continuous shell and mortar fire. Private Callanan remained with the two injured men for five hours and then volunteered to carry a message for assistance across 400 yards of cratered ground without tracks, under fire and in pitch darkness. Two previous parties had gone out and had not returned. Private Callanan was successful and on his return he again volunteered as a stretcher-bearer. His coolness, courage and initiative throughout this difficult period set an example to all.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Callanan, Andrew John. (Ref. WO 373/7/132). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7350760
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