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James Vincent O'Brien

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  O_001. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel O_001. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Brien AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 60110 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1914 BDM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 1940-1941 AWMM Care of R.Coates, Matakohe, North Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 1941 AWMM C/O R. Coates, Matakohe AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. J.W. O'Brien (father), Otautau, Southland AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. J.W. O'Brien (father), Otautau, Southland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 60110 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 3 Farm hand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 3
    2NZEF Nom Roll 3
  • 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
    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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  • Son of James William O'Brien and of Alice Maud O'Brien (Nee Luckie), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.(Source: CWGC) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1942 CWGC
    Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXX. B. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.355 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.159 AWMM
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