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John Francis Abernethy

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Headstone of Pte John Francis ABERNETHY 623498. Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 3S, Plot 48. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Pte John Francis ABERNETHY 623498. Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Abernethy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    623498 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 February 1924 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 83 Glasgow Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr G. Abernethy (father), 249 King Edward Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1945 AWMM Single AWMM

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
    623498 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 Unknown AWMM Core maker/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago 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
    • 1999 AWMM
      AWMM
    • 10 May 1999 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 3S, Plot 48 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 3 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.120 AWMM

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