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John Purdy Higginson

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Portrait (Otahuhu College Archives (2001)) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (Otahuhu College Archives (2001)) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Purdy AWMM
  • Surname
    Higginson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    64123 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 July 1919 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM C/o J.C. Peake, Tiki Farm, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o J.C. Peake, Tiki Farm, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J.S. Higginson (father), 70 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr J.S. Higginson (father), 70 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64123 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Evelyn Sarah; father of John, Mary, Judith

    Member of Howick RSA AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 September 2004 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, September 2004 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 161 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 183 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, September 2004 AWMM

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