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John Joseph Butler

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Butler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    28229 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 September 1916 Public Source AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 May 1940 AWMM RD Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Evelyn Butler (mother), 71 Domain Road, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    28229 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 18 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 85, Tuturano AWMM
      3 July 1942 AWMM
      With 24 Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A Moosburg (Isar), Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PM 3450 Italy AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Safe in UK 9 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 32681 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked for Fiji, then returned to New Zealand and embarked for Egypt.

    He was in 24 Battalion when he was captured. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1989 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
    RaweneNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Onetangi Cemetery, Onetangi Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    this is wrong should be. RSA Cemetery Whangarei New Zealand Public - Jennifer Mary - Child - 25 April 2015 - Family
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Thinking of you Grandad, today and always, gone but never forgotten, love you forever xox Lest we Forget xox
    Public - Belinda Lee - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • To my dear dad many years have passed since we lost you every time I'm building something I think about how you would do it you taught me so much when I was growing up RIP dad your oldest son John
    Public - John Joseph - Child - 28 April 2015
  • Dear Dad it is a long time ago when you left us, but still remembered lovingly. A wonderful Soldier Husband and Father. Rest in Peace dear Dad.
    Public - Jennifer Mary - Child - 26 April 2015
  • Thankyou Dad for your contribution to securing peace in our time. Im sure you know you are remembered and loved by all your 14 children and your lovely wife Helen. May you rest in peace Dad. Patricia xoox
    Public - Patrica Helen - Child - 25 April 2015
  • Dear Dad, you've been gone for a long time now but you are still in our hearts and our memories. I still feel you around some times especially if I'm with Mum. Love you always, your daughter Yvonne
    Public - Yvonne Elizabeth - Child - 25 April 2015
  • Rest in peace dad. Love Kathy
    Public - Kathy - Child - 25 April 2015
  • Awesome found you. Laid a poppy, Rest in peace Dad.oooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Public - Jennifer Mary - Child - 25 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 68 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 52 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Dad, 28 years ago you left us. Wow how time goes by. Remember lots about gardening - but in the ev Public - Deborah Frances - Child - 22 September 2017 - Family stories by the fireside.

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
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24 April 2020Belinda LeeAuckland Direct descendant
22 September 2017Deborah FrancesKaeo, Northland, New ZealandChild
28 April 2015John Joseph AustraliaChild
25 April 2015Patrica HelenAucklndChild
25 April 2015Yvonne ElizabethWaipu New ZealandChild
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