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Joseph John Butler

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Photograph taken in Suva on 29 March 1942. Sergeant Joe Butler (69433) standing on the left with his hands in front, in the middle is a Fijian Policeman, and on the right is Sergeant Bill Arnold (69431). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph John AWMM
  • Surname
    Butler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joe AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 69433 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 July 1920 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1 February 1939 AWMM Ferry Road, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ferry Road, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ferry Road, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr William Edward Butler (father), Ferry Road, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr William Edward Butler (father), Ferry Road, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr William Edward Butler (father), Ferry Road, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 December 1941 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 10 January 1942 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 28 September 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Artillery training at Wellington and Fiji AWMM
    • Infantry training in Italy AWMM
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Feb 1939 AWMM
      Age 18 AWMM
      Clerk AWMM
      AWMM
    • WW2 Clerk AWMM
    • WW2 Clerk 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted in February in Territorials 5th Draft Special Reserve, serving 6 months continuous at Fort Dorset.

    Embarkation 10 January 1942 was after 1 month's furlough in Fiji

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. 15-23 December 1941. Two drafts (totalling 50 officers and 721 other ranks of 2 NZEF) of 2 Relief for 8 Brigade Group embarked at Auckland for Fiji, the first in Wahine and Matua on 15 December, and the second in Wahine on the 23rd and on 10 January 1942. B Section of B Force Expansion (83 officers and 1459 other ranks of 2 NZEF) embarked in Wahine, Monowai, Rangatira and Port Montreal at Auckland for Fiji. This section arrived in Fiji on 14 January. 28 September 1944. The 13th Reinforcements for 2 NZEF and men returning from furlough (106 officers and 2022 other ranks) embarked in Dunottar Castle at Wellington for the Middle East. They reached Port Tewfik on 5 November.

    From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' compiled by Robin Kay, 1968. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    2010 AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 25 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 21 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 16 AWMM
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