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John Meares

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Meares AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 38285 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 October 1916 Family source Gate PaTauranga Family source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Siginhoe, Raynors Road, Huntly AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E.M. Mears, Cameron Road, Tauranga AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 38285 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 Private hotel keeper/Civilian Nominal Roll 3
    Nominal Roll 3
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father of Paula

    Served mainly near Cairo.

    In 2009 his daughter Paul took part in a fundraising five-day trek from Mt Sinai in Egypt to the Red Sea with the Alzheimers Society Desert Trek (UK).

    Name spelt incorrectly in the official Nominal Roll as 'Mears'. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 June 2010 Family source
    Family source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • 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
  • Documents
    • Central Leader 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
      p.325 AWMM

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