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Mavis Dick Cooksley

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mavis Dick AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooksley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    MacKinven AWMM
  • Service number
    48386 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 May 1913 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 23 Lyndhurst Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A. Cooksley (father), 23 Lyndhurst Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Mother of John and Jan

      Mavis Cooksley was among the first draft of "Tui" to staff the New Zealand Forces Club in Sharia 33 Malika Farida, Cairo, Egypt. AWMM
    • The Ian Matheson City Archives in Palmerston North holds 2 letters, from Mavis in Cairo, about travelling to Egypt and her early days in Cairo. They were written to the Chairman of the Manawatu Women's War Service Auxilary, and make fascinating reading about the experience of being a Tui in World War Two. Public - Lesley - 6 July 2017 - Ian Matheson City Archives: Warburton Papers, Series 2
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Death

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  • Death
    7 February 2007 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial M Row 21, Plot 157 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 February 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald 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
      WW2 5: WW2 47 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Funeral order of service on file has a photograph of Mavis as a young woman AWMM
    • Gardiner, Dorothy J. 'New Zealand Women in the Forces', 1866 - 1946. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/144. AWMM
    • Montgomerie, D. (2001). The women's war : New Zealand women 1939-45. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland University Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 February 2007 AWMM
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. 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.47 AWMM

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