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Colin Demchy

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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

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin AWMM
  • Surname
    Demchy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 71780 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1917 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 O.M. Demchy (Mother), Watea Road, Mangere AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 71780 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Grocer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 11
    Auckland CityAuckland 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Olive May and John Henry Demchy (Source: Mangere Historical Society)

    Two brothers saw active service in WW2, Jack Demchy (Navy,71954) and Colin Demchy (Army,71780) (Source: Mangere Historical Society) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 March 1953 Auckland Council Cemetery Records
    Age 36 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Atkinson Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area L, Lot No 10,( RSA Area) AWMM
  • 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

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Auckland Council. Central (Otahuhu) burial and cremation records search
    http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/cemeterysearch.aspx
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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.33 AWMM
    • Mangere Historical Society: This record was kindly researched by the Mangere Historical Society. AWMM

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