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David Kempton Collett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Kempton AWMM
  • Surname
    Collett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kem AWMM
  • Service number
    5771 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1913 AWMM GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 33 Edinburgh Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr D.M. Collett (father), Waipounamu RD, Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Radio design engineer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 27 January 1942 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ida; father of Ray, step-father of Roger, Ron, Paul, Sue, Caroline. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 April 2009 AWMM
    Age 96 AWMM
    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, 7 April 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2DiSi.html
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 39 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 April 2009 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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