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Gaven John Donne

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gaven John AWMM
  • Surname
    Donne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 66078 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 May 1914 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    C/o Hotel Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. A. Donne (father), C/o Hotel Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 66078 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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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 Isabel (Fay); father of Nick, Belinda, Nigel, Priscilla

    Sir Gaven was a prominent jurist who worked in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for over 60 years. Former Chief Justice for Western Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, Nauru, and Tuvalu AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 March 2010 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 March 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • You were a hilarious man, always up for a laugh and with an incredible capacity for empathy. Loved your stories, Victoria, Chris and I were lucky to spend many weeks with you at the lake house in Rotoiti.

    Love Rich
    Public - Richard Nicholas Gaven - Direct descendant - 27 December 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 60 AWMM
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      Who’s who in New Zealand. (1991). p. 165 AWMM

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27 December 2018Richard Nicholas GavenHong KongDirect descendant
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