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John Edwin Valentine

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Valentine AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    237371 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 December 1920 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 April 1905 AWMM 185 College Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.A. Valentine (father), 185 College Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 23 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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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5'11'' AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Valentine was the son of Thomas Alfred and Elsie Theodosia Valentine.

    Volunteered for the Air Force in 1941 but was unable to join due to ill health

    Called up for the army 1942, marched in to Waiouru July 1942 for 1 month

    Found this life quite restful after 12 hours a day and a 7 day working week life

    Transferred to 21st Mobile Workshop at Featherston

    Narrative describes experiences of overseas duty at Maadi camp, Advanced Base Bari, Italy, EME

    Temporary Sergeant at time of discharge AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 May 2003 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 197 AWMM
    • Unpublished papers: family papers. AWMM