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Cyril James Lovell

Portrait of the three Lovell Brothers. From left: Norman Lovell (s/n 21946), Reginald Lovell (s/n 12565), Cyrill Lovell (s/n 21945). Image kindly provided by John Fisher. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of the three Lovell Brothers. From left: Norman Lovell (s/n 21946), Reginald Lovell (s/n 12 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril James AWMM
  • Surname
    Lovell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 21945 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 May 1914 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    16/5/1914 Public - John David - 22 December 2015 - Birth record 1914/15154 from Births, deaths and Marriages
  • Place of birth
    MOTU Public - John David - 22 December 2015 - From births, deaths and marriages record
  • Birth notes
    Sixth son of Charles and Maud Lovell. Public - John David - 22 December 2015 - I have the family genealogy as his sister married my father's distant cousin ( 3rd cousin)
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Opotiki AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Injured during war and was returned to NZ as unfit for further service. Public - John David - 22 December 2015 - Information provided verbally by my father John Raymond Fisher who worked alongside Cyril driving another truck.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. C. Lovell (mother), Opotiki AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 21945 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown 2NZEF Nom Roll 2 Taxi Driver/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 2
    OpotikiBay of Plenty 2NZEF Nom Roll 2
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Taxi driver of Opotiki Public - John David - 22 December 2015 - My father was also of Opotiki and knew Cyril before the war. He and Cyril were both transport drivers during WW2. I have a photo which is packed away at present as I am shortly moving house.
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM Block 13/SLDRS, Plot 9, Warrant 5161. Inscription reads:2nd NZEF, 21945 Dvr C J LOVELL, Army Service Corps, died 17 September 1943 aged 29. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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05 June 2016John DavidHamilton ( formerly Oamaru)Researcher

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