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Olive Joyce Sinton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Olive Joyce AWMM
  • Surname
    Sinton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jordy AWMM
  • Service number
    810079 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 December 1921 AWMM AWMM
    St Helens Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 January 1943 AWMM Brighams Creek, Hobsonville, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    810079 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Shop assistant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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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  • A daughter of a pioneer family in Hobsonville district by the name of Sinton who emigrated from Scotland in 1860.

    My first occupation was helping on the family farm prior to the family moving to Pukekohe district.

    Educated at Bombay and Pukekohe, then returning to Hobsonville at age 21 upon being allocated work at Thompson & Hills factory in Victoria Street, Auckland by the Manpower.

    Following work here enlisted in the army where she served until after the end of world war two. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 November 2017 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice, from the New Zealand Herald, November 23, 2017.
    "Regt No. 810079 N.Z.W.A.A.C Corporal permanent staff Papakura Military Camp WWII. Passed away Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at Hugh Green Retirement Village, aged 95. Beloved wife of the late Roy and dearest and beloved mum of Bryan and Gary Lepper. Special friend of Roby Lepper and Marilynne, Kevin and Grant Leith. Treasured Nana of Janine, Troy, Jared, Matthew, Daniel, Lila, and Tyla, and Great Nana of Maxwell, Zoe and Cooper. You were our strength, friend and confidante who will always be in our hearts. We will miss you forever." AWMM
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  • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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