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John David McKay

Portrait of John David McKay, NZ7378 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Gino Demeer 1168-7239. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of John David McKay, NZ7378 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Gino Demeer 1168-7239. CC-BY-NC-N …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John David AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ 7378 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    public servant 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded during the Okinawa Campaign. Admitted to HMNZ Hospital Ship "Maunganui" and Sydney Naval Hospital. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Whangarei RSA. AWMM


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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  • Memorial name

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  • We miss you and think of you all the time - all our love xxxx
    Public - Rebecca - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • With love. It would have been your 98th birthday in 2 days. XX
    Public - Heather - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Love you Dad. From Lu xx
    Public - Lu - Child - 25 April 2020



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    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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25 April 2020RebeccaSydney, AustraliaDirect descendant
25 April 2020HeatherAhiparaChild
25 April 2020LuRussell, New ZealandChild

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