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James Lawrence Meates

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Lawrence AWMM
  • Surname
    Meates AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jim AWMM
    • Jimmy AWMM
    • Father Jim AWMM
    • Jimmy-san AWMM
  • Service number
    Korea 802201 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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Service

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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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

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  • Son of Bill Meates (WW1 7/2077) and Ellie. Brother of Patsy, Bill (448357) and Kevin

    He served in Korea for 2 years and then later served 18 months during the Malayan emergency

    Resigned from the military to become a priest, trained with the Franciscans in Australia and was ordained in 1968

    His funeral service was held at St Anthony

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Obituary AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    8 April 2002 RSA Last Post
    Age 69 AWMM
    RSA Last Post
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 21 April 2002 includes portrait AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Further family information is available from the Albertland Museum AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 21 April 2002 includes portrait AWMM
    • 1st Battalion - New Zealand Regiment - Historical Records - General, July 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADRC 17588 2/1/1. AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM

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