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James Ronald Maxwell

Portrait, Driver Maxwell in 1942 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Driver Maxwell in 1942 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Maxwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    454498 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 May 1922 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 31 July 1940 AWMM 26 Lorne Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.R. Maxwell (mother), 26 Lorne Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


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 31 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Photographer's assistant/Civilian 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
    Admitted to Mena Camp Hospital Egypt 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


About death

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  • Death
    2003 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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  • Memorial name

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  • Thank you for your service and bravery Gramps. Miss you, love you more xoxo
    Public - Rachel Lee - Other relative - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you for your service, I’m grateful for what it has given me
    Love you Gramps
    Public - Loren Maree - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you for your service Gramps. Love you always 💖
    Public - Rachel Lee - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018
  • ‘Grandad, Grandad, lovely, that’s what we all think of you.’
    Love and miss you Gramps 💞
    Public - Tracy Michelle - Direct descendant - 24 April 2018
  • Love you always Grandad. Xoxox
    Public - Loren Maree - Direct descendant - 23 April 2018



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form 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 132 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020Rachel LeeTokoroa New ZealandOther relative
25 April 2020Loren MareeGold Coast, AustraliaDirect descendant
24 April 2018Tracy Michelle Gold Coast Australia Direct descendant

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