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Desmond Maurice O'Donoghue

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Mr O'Donoghue which he sent home from Egypt in June 1940 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Donoghue AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Don AWMM
    • Donny AWMM
  • Service number
    5456 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 May 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM 45A Holloway Road, Mitchelltown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Q. O'Donoghue (mother), 45A Holloway Road, Mitchelltown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5456 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials. Wellington Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Infantry (3 months) AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Mechanic/Military AWMM
    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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Malaria, broken blood vessels, and torn tendons AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to the British General Hospital Athens, NZ General Hospital Helwan and the Maadi Camp Hospital Egypt. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr O'Donoghue fought in all the desert actions up until the surrender of the Axis Forces in North Africa

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 March 1999 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Northern Division Rsa Ash Lawn Section 2 Block G Row B Plot 51 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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