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Colin Francis Gunn

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Portrait as an 18 year old (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Gunn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Brick AWMM
    • Bricky AWMM
  • Service number
    451751 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 November 1923 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Fernhill District, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Gunn (father), Ngapuke, Fernhill, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • British Commonwealth Occupational Force, Japan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    451751 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Red AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ngaire Isabell (nee Cooke)

    Signed up as a Reservist, Division 1 on the 11 June 1941

    Called up 10 January 1942

    His wife recalls "he enjoyed a short trip to the Dolomites area whilst in Northern Italy with his mate from the Unit. He took some wonderful photos in this peaceful area after the devastation of Italy that they had just come through.

    In Japan as a member of Jayforce he wandered into rubble of the bombed devastation - to their later detriment - had they only known the dangers!"

    Nicknamed Brick or Bricky because of his red hair AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1987 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
    KinlochWaikato AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Hawke's Bay Crematorium, Hastings Cemetery, Hastings AWMM Ashes scattered on the lake, river and farm AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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