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James Mervyn Pennington

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Mervyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Pennington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    NZN 8149 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    9 November 1924 Public - Ross - Other relative - 29 April 2018 - Family Papers
  • Place of birth
    Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand. Public - Ross - Other relative - 29 April 2018 - B D M Records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Son of Victor Richard Pennington and Mettie Marie Pennington [Nee Ekdahl] Public - Ross - Other relative - 29 April 2018 - Family Papers
  • Relationship status
    Parents Public - Ross - Other relative - 29 April 2018 - Family Papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    NZN 8149 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of June; father of Clinton, Laurel, Earl, Gordon, Alan, Ross.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice. HMS Gambia was transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS Gambia from 1943 to 1946 and was returned to the Royal Navy at Portsmouth in March 1946 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 October 2008 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waitara Cemetery, Bayly Street, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
    Service Area Plot 233 Public - Ross - Other relative - 29 April 2018 - Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 October 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 October 2008 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 April 2018RossBulls NZOther relative

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