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Jack Brayshaw Midgley

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Brayshaw AWMM
  • Surname
    Midgley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 13826 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1919 AWMM Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 14 Edgeware Rd., Christchurch AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 14 Edgeware Rd., Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. Jane Midgley, Flat 10, Garden Flats, 91 Deans Ave., Christchurch (mother) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. J. Midgley, Flat 10, Garden Flats, 91 Deans Ave., Christchurch (m) AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 13826 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    24 September 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Midgley, Jack Brayshaw. (Ref. WO 373/21/316). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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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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  • Sergeant J. B. Midgley, MM; Christchurch; born Christchurch, 15 May 1919; accountancy student; wounded 2 Jul 1942. (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p.221.)

    '‘A Wadi about 1,000 yds. in front of our position was quickly occupied by German mortars and they promptly started to liven things up. Owing to the hard rocky surface of the area the fragmentation of the bombs was from our point of view very poor. Fortunately the chaps kept their heads down and our only casualty was Corporal. Midgley who lost an arm.’ A carrying party was reluctant to distribute rations and water under fire, so Midgley took the much-needed stores round his section himself and was wounded while doing so; such contempt for danger earned him the MM.' (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 221.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.221. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.327 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.145 AWMM
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