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James John Thorpe

James John Thorpe in his army uniform, 1941. Family photograph.

Private James John Thorpe 1941

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James John AWMM
  • Surname
    Thorpe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim Thorpe AWMM
  • Service number
    448576 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM William Street, Waihi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs A.E. Thorpe (mother), William Street, Waihi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Annie Eileen Thorpe (mother); Mr Clarence Albert Thorpe (father). William Street, Waihi, Waikato, New Zealand Public - Brandi - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family records, enlistment records.
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    448576 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Ngaruawahia Military Camp Public - Brandi - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Military personnel file
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    18 years, 11 months Public - Brandi - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Military personnel file

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Doris; father of Donna, Anita, John AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 June 2005 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    WaihiWaihi 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 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • Always thinking of you Dad, proud of your sacrifice and contribution. The deer are still roaring and the pigs still running with the grandkids and great grandkids following in your footsteps.
    Public - Donna-Marie - Child - 25 April 2015
  • James was my Grandfather. We had his war records decoded after his death and it seems he was just as "lively" a character during his service years as he was both before and after. I always think of you at this time.
    Public - Brandi - Other Relative - 24 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 125 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      24th N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association newsletter. August 2005, Issue 144. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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25 April 2015Donna-Marie Waihi NZChild
25 April 2015BrandiHavelock NorthOther Relative
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