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Vern Arthur Hopkinson

Plaque at Taumarunui New Cemetery RSA Section

Vern's Last Resting Place

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vern Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Hopkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 5234 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Care of Shaw's Boardinghouse, St. Aubyn St., New New Plymouth AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. L.A. Hopkinson, Powderham St., New New Plymouth (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 5234 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 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.85 Plumber 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.85
    New PlymouthTaranaki 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.85
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    April 8th 1975 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 July 2018 - Research
  • Age at death
    63 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 July 2018 - Research
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taumarunui New Cemetery RSA Section Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 July 2018 - Research
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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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. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.85 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 July 2018Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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