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Joseph Gaunt

Joseph Gaunt airforce uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Joseph Gaunt airforce uniform - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Gaunt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Joe Gaunt AWMM
    • Jasper Gaunt AWMM
  • Service number
    • 391380 AWMM
    • PJX 237427 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 March 1920 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
    Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre Sep 1939 AWMM Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 1941 AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Thompson Gaunt (father), 90 Portland Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    • 391380 AWMM
    • PJX 237427 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Auckland Boys Grammar School Cadets AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force Volunteer Reserve AWMM
    • HMS Arrow AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9st 4 lbs AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Air Force sick bays with Gastric problems. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thompson and Edith Gaunt, 90 Portland Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand

    Was an Amateur boxer and boatie. Left NZ with first Air Force Aircrew Draft of 20 men. After being discharged on 28 January 1941 as unfit for Air Force, enlisted in Royal Navy in January/February 1941.

    The last Naval vessel he was on, and in fact was in charge of, was a 6 Mark 4 Tank Landing Craft.

    Joined RNZNVR on 15 September 1946 as a Temporary sub Lieutenant - was discharged on account of demobilisation from Philomel on 11 March 1947. AWMM
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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



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