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Patrick John Mortimer Canter

Portrait of Lieutenant Patrick John Mortimer Canter, Auckland Weekly News, 11 July 1945. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19450711-26-24. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Patrick John Mortimer AWMM
  • Surname
    Canter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1921 Death Notice ReadingBerkshire Death Notice
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr A L Canter, Auckland (Father) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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    Navy AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Son of A. L. Canter, of Auckland. Attended Sacred Heart College, Auckland.

    Awarded the Distinguished Naval Cross June 1945 for services while on loan to the Royal Navy. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 April 2013 Death Notice
    Age 91 AWMM
    ReadingBerkshire Death Notice
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 6 May 2013 AWMM
    • Taranaki Daily News AWMM
      25 June 1945 AWMM
    • UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. AWMM
      Oct 1942 AWMM
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