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James Andrew West

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    West AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim West AWMM
  • Service number
    257839 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 January 1941 AWMM 75 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie West (mother), Box 9, Ongarue, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 December 1942 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 8 January 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Milk Factory Worker/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 hospital Guadalcanal with malaria. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Jean; father of Dennis, Trevor, Brian and Alan

    Arrived home September 1944 after serving in Pacific - 35 Infantry Battalion being disbanded.

    Was in camp in Papakura when a bloke got drunk and shot himself in the foot - he lived at the other end of our Dorm. and made a claim that someone had done it to him. The whole of the hut was held back for police to conduct interviews so missed joining the 15 Reinforcements - then came VE day followed by VJ & home I went!'

    Started off in New Caledonia, then did manoeuvres in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), then went to Guadacanal (approximately 3 months).From Guadacanal to Vella Lavella and then to Green Island, then came home.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 October 2007 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 October 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 421 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 October 2007 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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