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John Riddell Callaghan

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Portrait, WW2, wearing cap with badge, [hand]knitted jumper and pipe, Jack Callaghan (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Riddell AWMM
  • Surname
    Callaghan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    36339 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 8 August 1940 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Veterinary Chemist/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Stroke AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 26 July 1945 AWMM
    Medically unfit AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Madge Tyson who served as a WAAC in WW2

    Jack and Madge (nee Tyson) met in Egypt as they were both based at the Grand Central Hotel Helwan, Egypt and they married on their return to New Zealand. They had two sons

    Founder of Biological Laboratories LTD and Director of Smith Biolab 1967 - 1986

    Increased his age at attestation by 1 year AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 June 1991 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Ashes scattered at Cheltenham Beach AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • 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 70 AWMM
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