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Jack Hocking Dynes

Portrait, Jack Hocking taken in Cairo in June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Hocking AWMM
  • Surname
    Dynes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Hock AWMM
    • Hockum AWMM
  • Service number
    447221 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1923 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
    Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 6 January 1942 AWMM 47 Durham Street, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.B. Dynes (mother), Matatoki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 6 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    TaurangaTauranga AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Shrapnel and phosphorous burns. Admitted to 2NZEF Hospital Caserta and 2NZEF Hospital Bari. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 9 Field Ambulance (6 January 1942-13 November 1942)

    2 Auckland Battalion (13 November 1942-24 August 1943)

    RNZAF (24 August 1943-23 December 1943)

    2NZEF Pool. 7 Battalion Canterbury Regiment (23 December 1943-)

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1998 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 April 2018 NZ Herald
    Age 94 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, 9 April 2018. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 36 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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