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Bernard James Heslin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard James AWMM
  • Surname
    Heslin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bunny AWMM
  • Service number
    450076 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
    Unknown AWMM 130 Conyer's Road, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.F. Heslin (father), 130 Conyer's Road, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    450076 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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 Orchard Worker 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 Doreen; father of Paul, Jane, Erin, Julie, Peter, Mari AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 September 2008 AWMM
    Age 88 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, 22 September 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Bernard James Heslin by laying a poppy.

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Leave a tribute or memory of Bernard James Heslin

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  • BEAUTFUL SEEING YOUR INFORMATION HERE DAD. IM STILL SAD THAT YOUR WAR MEDALS ARE MISSING BUT I DO HAVE MEMORIES OF SNEAKILY LOOKING AT THEM IN YOUR SOCK DRAWER. You didnt want to talk about his war that shaped a young man and we respect that. We miss you and love you.
    Public - MARI - Child - 16 October 2016
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 55 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 September 2008 AWMM

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16 October 2016MARIWHANGAREI NZChild

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