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Jean Rewa Begg



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jean Rewa AWMM
  • Surname
    Begg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1888 Begg, (1979) DunedinOtago Begg, (1979)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    Director of war services for women in the Middle East and South-East Asia, and later director of these services in China and Japan. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Jean Begg was General Secretary of New Zealand YWCA from 1926. Begg fostered the formation of women's sports organisations and championed feminist causes through the YWCA. She served at different times as vice-president of the Auckland branch of the National Council of women of New Zealand, the YWCA General Secretary for India, Burma and Ceylon, and Director of British YWCA war services during WW2. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1971 Begg, (1979)
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • External links
    Jean Begg. 1888-1971 Notes: Please acknowledge. See also ODT Collection originals-portraits Series: From a photo lent by Miss Rewa Begg Topic: Portraits Copy negative number: NegSheet55
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Begg, R. (1979). Jean Begg, CBE : her story. Wellington, N.Z. : Selwyn Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Serviceman abroad. Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 129, 28 November 1945, Page 10. AWMM

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