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William Ballantyne Grupen

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Ballantyne AWMM
  • Surname
    Grupen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    J34646 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 June 1931 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G. Grupen (mother), 12 Tawa Street, St Heliers Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 1950 AWMM Soldier/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Jeanette; father of Annette, Ruth, Natalie.

    Items from Bill's military service are on display in the Scars of the Heart gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Other items are held eg paybook; photographs. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 June 2009 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand 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, 25 June 2009

    Last Post, RSA Review

    Death Notice: The Press (Christchurch), 25 June 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 June 2009 AWMM
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
      Death Notice: The Press (Christchurch), 25 June 2009 AWMM
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
      Last Post, RSA Review AWMM
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