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John Thornton Dick

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thornton AWMM
  • Surname
    Dick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thorny AWMM
  • Service number
    208147 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 August 1921 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 28 October 1940 AWMM 15 Mairangi Road, Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 15 Mairangi Road, Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J.H. Dick (Father), 15 Mairangi Road, Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr J.H. Dick (Father), 15 Mairangi Road, Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 5 November 1942 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Parade ground Drill AWMM
    • Gunnery AWMM
    • Searchlights AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Arm, dislocated shoulder, tropical skin problems AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted in 1940 and called up for duty in 1942

    Husband of Colleen; Father of John

    Mr Dicks cenotaph file includes letters and papers relating to his work with the YMCA, the YMCA in the Pacific and a photocopy of the Standing Instructions of 2 NZEF Welfare Work (16 July 1943) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 2013 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Kaitawa Crematorium, Waikanae Cemetery, Ngarara Road, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Dominion Post, 9 January 2013 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Dominion Post 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 108 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 40 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Dominion Post, 9 January 2013 AWMM
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