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John Joseph Ford

John Joseph Ford - This image may be subject to copyright

John Joseph Ford - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Ford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    438373 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 March 1922 AWMM GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 10 July 1941 AWMM 184 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Ford (mother), Waikaka, RD, Gore, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
    • Vella Lavella AWMM
    • Solomon Islands Campaign AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    438373 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 10 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand 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 (following bomb explosion) Admitted to C.C.S. Guadalcanal & 4th General Hospital, New Caledonia. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Lois

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1998 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 November 2011 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    BalcluthaOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Balclutha Cemetery, Totara Street, Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Christchurch Press, 14 November 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Really miss you and you are a very hard act to follow.
    Public - Martin Joseph - Direct descendant - 17 September 2018
  • Thanks Dad for the strong role model you were, you taught us to always look for the good in others, you never judged or hated when you may have had good reason to. It is this spirit I will remember on ANZAC this year.
    Public - Margaret Lois - Child - 23 April 2015
  • Thankyou Uncle Johny if it wasnt for the sacrifises your generation made all generations after you would not enjoy the freedom and be the country we are today thankyou to all of you.
    Public - liz - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
  • So proud my dad made a contribution to NZ in such an emphatic manner. As we head into ANZAC ceremonies this week I will remember him with even more love.
    Public - Patrick James - Child - 20 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 64 AWMM
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
      Death notice: Christchurch Press, 14 November 2011 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 September 2018Martin JosephKaka Point NZDirect descendant
23 April 2015Margaret LoisBeerwah Qld AustraliaChild
21 April 2015liznew ZealandOther Relative
20 April 2015Patrick James Dunedin New ZealandChild

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