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John Denis Caves

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Denis AWMM
  • Surname
    Caves AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Denis Caves AWMM
  • Service number
    28233 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 22 April 1905 AWMM Ford Street, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Ford Street, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr W.J. Caves (father), Ford Street, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr W.J. Caves (father), Ford Street, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    28233 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      Second Battle of Ruweisat Ridge/ with 24 Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Benghazi AWMM
      1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Unknown Italian Camp AWMM
      Sep 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      1944 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1945 AWMM Liberated by the Americans AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 32679 AWMM

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 Jean AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 April 1989 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Opotiki Public Cemetery, St John Street / Duke Street & State Highway 2, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM RSA 211 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. 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 80 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 62 AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      July 1989, Issue 95 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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