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Oswald John Gerard

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oswald John AWMM
  • Surname
    Gerard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    O.J. Gerard AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1902 Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Engineer/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1915 AWMM
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Christ's College, Christchurch. Attended Royal Navy Colleges Osborne (1915) and Dartmouth.

    Son of George Gerard and Fredarika Marie Gerard (nee Berg) of Christchurch. Brother of M.P. Geoff Gerard of Canterbury. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1983 Public source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland AWMM Plot 40, Row 24, Block Z AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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