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William James Groves

Portrait, William James Groves - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, William James Groves - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William James AWMM
  • Surname
    Groves AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Groves AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ4312657 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 February 1926 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 September 1943 AWMM 90 Koromiko Road, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs S. Groves (mother), 90 Koromiko Road, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs G. Groves (Mother), 90 Koromiko Road, Wanganui, New Zealand Public - Justin William Goves - Direct descendant - 6 June 2020 - Family Papers and From William Groves himself
  • Relationship status
    Pre 3 September 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Wood turner/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Rotorua RSA. 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

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  • External links
    IN HONOUR: New Zealand’s surviving WWII veterans (Stuff.co.nz). Published 25 April 2020.
    https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2020/in-honour/index.html
    Further Reference
  • References
    This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 June 2020Justin William GovesAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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