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John Leslie Godwin

Portrait, Private Godwin while he was serving with the 27 Machine Gun Battalion, BCOF, in Yamaguchi, Japan, April 1946. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Private Godwin while he was serving with the 27 Machine Gun Battalion, BCOF, in Yamaguchi, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Godwin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Godwin AWMM
  • Service number
    455179 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 June 1923 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
    Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 June 1941 AWMM 103 Barden Street, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I. Godwin (mother), 103 Barden Street, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 October 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Waiouru AWMM
    • Woodville AWMM
    • Linton AWMM
    • Masterton AWMM
    • Featherston AWMM
    • Trentham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1941 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Freezing works hand/Civilian AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay 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
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shell blast AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 36 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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