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Maurice Edward Odlin O'Connor

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Portrait of Maurice Edward Odlin O'Connor, 21089 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Traill 9999-5210. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Maurice Edward Odlin O'Connor, 21089 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Traill 9999-521 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice Edward Odlin AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Connor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lofty AWMM
  • Service number
    21089 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 August 1922 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 January 1940 AWMM 2 Monaghan, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alice Kathleen O'Connor (mother), 2 Monaghan, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Ngaruawhia, Hopa Hopa, Trentham, Waiouru camps AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jan 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Tailor's cutter/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      28 November 1941 AWMM
      Battle of Sidi Rezegh AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Patras, Patras, Greece AWMM
      Greece Dec 1941 - Jan 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 85, Tuturano, Italy AWMM
      Mar 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      Jun 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      Jan 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 78/1, Aquafredda, Italy AWMM
      Apr 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 78, Sulmona, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 November 1943 AWMM Liberated by Termoli by the English Buff Regiment AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      3 bullets in the leg. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shrapnel broke the bone from ear to eye. Eye infected. Operated on in 1945 Wellington Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Manurewa RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 May 2016 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manukau Memorial Gardens AWMM Return Service Man Area, Row U, Plot 013 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 May 2016. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 141 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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