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Jack Bolton McKinney

Portrait, Jack Bolton McKinney, 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Jack Bolton McKinney, 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Bolton AWMM
  • Surname
    McKinney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 45944 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 October 1917 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1 July 1941 AWMM PO Box 400, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Doris Irene McKinney (wife), 37 Coolidge Street, Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 22 December 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 45944 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Camp, July-December 1941, including camp records office AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jul 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Boys Welfare Officer/Civilian AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Jack McKinney obtained his MA degree in 1939. He was active in the Wellington Methodist Harrier Club, being Champion and Club Captain in 1940.

    He was Chief Clerk, Office of Director of Medical Services, 2NZEF Italy 1945 when Mentioned in Dispatches, for administration of loading of hospital ships.

    McKinney returned to New Zealand from the Suez in August 1945 and reached Wellington on 16 September 1945.

    Subsequently he has served the New Zealand Methodist Church at Parish, District and National level.

    He was involved, along with Sir Duncan Stout (ex-consultant surgeon, 2NZEF), in writing and editing four medical history volumes between 1947 and 1954.

    McKinney's career included editing the New Zealand Official Yearbook, Statistics Department from 1957-75. His worked includes writing the Medical Units of 2NZEF in Middle East and Italy (1952) ; and as Assistant Editor the volumes New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy (1956), Medical Services in New Zealand and the Pacific (1958); and War Surgery and Medicine (1954). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2005 AWMM
  • 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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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 6: WW2 23 AWMM

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