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Barbara Gwendoline Montgomery

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Barbara Gwendoline Montgomery

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Barbara Gwendoline AWMM
  • Surname
    Montgomery AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 827427 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 August 1916 WWII NZANS Roll
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Whangamomona, Taranaki, New Zealand Public - Mark - Other relative - 23 April 2022 - Family records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Nurses Home, Park Avenue, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Mark - Other relative - 23 April 2022 - 1938 Electoral Roll for Auckland East
  • Post war occupation
    Registered Nurse Public - Mark - Other relative - 23 April 2022 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs N.M. Montgomery (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Mark - Other relative - 23 April 2022 - Family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1945-1948 AWMM
    Jay-Force occupation of Japan post WW2 AWMM
    Following Japan's surrender in 1945 Allied Forces, including New Zealanders, Australians, Canadians, and Indians, entered Japan as an occupying force, to restore the peace, clean debris from the atomic blast, help rebuild and direct Japan into a democratic society. Initially called BCOF (British Commonwealth Occupation Force), they became known as J Force. Some of the New Zealand troops were sent to Japan direct from Italy, and many went from New Zealand. The last New Zealand J Force troops returned home in 1948. AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 827427 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1939 WWII NZANS Roll
    Place of Nursing training and date of qualification / registration AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce Unknown AWMM Nurse AWMM
    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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • McNabb, S. (2015). 100 years New Zealand military nursing : New Zealand Army nursing service : Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps, 1915-2015. Hawke's Bay, N.Z.: Sherayl McNabb. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.93 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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23 April 2022MarkWhangareiOther relative

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