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John Martin Twhigg

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Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John Martin Twhigg, Auckland Weekly News, 28 January 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420128-30-1. Image has no known copyright restrictiions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John Martin Twhigg, Auckland Weekly News, 28 January 1942. Auckland L …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Twhigg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 11706 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 September 1900 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs B. Twhigg (wife), 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs B. Twhigg (wife), 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs B. Twhigg (wife), 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs B. Twhigg (wife), 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs B. Twhigg (wife), 53 Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 11706 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Medical practitioner AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Geneva confirms PoW - camp unstated. W AWMM
    • WW2
      1 November 1941 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    • WW2 2 August 1942 WW2 POW Medically Unfit (R25405151) Returned to New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 1 April 1942 AWMM Repatriated AWMM
  • 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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  • Commanding Officer 5 Field Ambulance, May 1940- November 1941

    Prisoner of War November 1941

    ADMS 3 New Zealand Division August 1942 - April 1943

    DDMS 2 NZEF (IP) April 1943 - August 1944

    ADMS 2NZEF (UK) October 1944 - February 1946 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1970 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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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Sources

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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 189 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 405 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 131 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 197 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 100 AWMM
    • Sale, E.V. (1946). Base Wallahs: Story of the Units of the Base Organisation, NZEF IP. Dunedin, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Prisoners of War 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Repatriated Medically Unfit Protected Personnel [WW2 POW Medically Unfit], 1943 [1946], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393/1/v (R25405151) AWMM

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