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John Henry Aburn

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Aburn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 42514 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 September 1919 Cenotaph Data Entry Form New PlymouthTaranaki Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 27 Barriball Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Land surveyor/Civilian AWMM
    Ministry of Works, Hamilton, 1967-1984 AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. William H. and Mrs Christina Aburn (father), 27 Barriball Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 42514 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 4 December 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Draughtsman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 4
  • 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM

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
    24 October 2005 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 86 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.5 AWMM
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