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John Alfred Onslow Strong

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A photo taken of John (Mick) while on leave in Cairo

John Alfred Onslow Strong

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alfred Onslow AWMM
  • Surname
    Strong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mick AWMM
  • Service number
    22560 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 July 1912 AWMM MatamataWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 30 January 1940 AWMM 33 Hazlett Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Edward Strong (father), 33 Hazlett Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22560 AWMM
  • Military service
    21 Infantry Battalion 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papakura AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 30 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Joiner/Military AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Sidi Rezegh AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    Released after five days AWMM
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of servicewoman Ida Swanberg (W2464) (nee Swanberg), they married 2 October 1943 at Stephen's Church, Ponsonby, Auckland.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999

    An interesting tape recorded in May 1999 of Mr Strong's recollections of leaving New Zealand and serving overseas is available in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Library Archives. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 2002 AWMM
      New Zealand AWMM
    • 25 February 2002 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 177 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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