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Jack Christiansen

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Galatos Memorial Cross. Image provided by Noel Taylor. Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Galatos Memorial Cross. Image provided by Noel Taylor. Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Christiansen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    33856 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 January 1917 AWMM HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 May 1940 AWMM Okaiawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr T. Christiansen (father), Okaiawa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 23 August 1940 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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  • Military training
    Trentham Military Camp -3 months AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 17 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Benghazi Camp, Benghazi, Libya AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PG 75, Bari, Italy AWMM
      24 October 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      22 November 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      27 May 1943 AWMM
    • WW2
      Released 9 September 1943; recaptured 12 September 1943. AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany AWMM
      18 September 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-B, Memmingen, Germany AWMM
      4 November 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XI-A (later 341), Altengrabow, Germany AWMM
      6 November 1943 AWMM
    • WW2
      Arrivad XIB: 23 December 1943 AWMM
    • WW2
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 (No 2), Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 103, Treviso, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Treviso, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 11 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 138768 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Leona, Father of Geoff, Beverley

    An Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete. The plaque at the base of the tree reads: This Olive Tree was presented to the New Zealand Veterans of the Battle for Crete by the people of Galatos in Crete in respect and the esteem of the bond formed during and after the Battle of Crete May 1941. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 December 2005 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    Mount MaunganuiTauranga AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, December 2005 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 84 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, December 2005 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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