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Desmond Patrick O'Brien

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Studio portrait of Desmond P O'Brien s/n 804812. No Known Copyright.

Studio portrait of Desmond P O'Brien s/n 804812. No Known Copyright.

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  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Desmond Patrick AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    O'Brien AWMM
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    WWII 804812 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Te whānautanga

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    23 Hōngongoi 1906 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
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  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    104 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs K. O'Brien (wife), 104 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    10 Kohitātea 1939 AWMM Married AWMM
    Katherine Smyth AWMM

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Whakapapa hauora

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    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service after being shot by a private soldier, a member of the hospital guard. Source: Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 137, 7 December 1945, Page 6 AWMM

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  • Desmond O'Brien was the son of John and Mary O'Brien of Auckland City, New Zealand. He married Katherine O'Brien (nee Smyth) and they had two children, Maureen and John.

    Educated at Marist Brothers School, Vermont Street and Sacred Heart College, Richmond Road, Auckland (1920-26)
    Graduated from Otago University Medical School in 1930 and worked at Auckland Hospital, later training as a surgeon at St Bartholemew's Hospital in England.
    Returned to NZ as Deputy Superintendant of Kawakawa Hospital and later Medical Superintendant of the Bay of Islands Hospital.

    At the outbreak of WWII he volunteered and joined the NZ Medical Corps. 1945 he was shot and killed by a NZ sentry who was convicted of his murder. AWMM
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    29 Paengawhāwhā 1945 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    MaadiEgypt AWMM
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    Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 4. H. 16 AWMM
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Maumaharatanga

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    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Maumahara Desmond Patrick O'Brien mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Desmond Patrick O'Brien

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Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. 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 298 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 92 AWMM
    • The Auckland Star AWMM
      Surgeon Killed, Volume LXXVI, Issue 102, 2 May 1945, Page 6 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal Rolls - Embarkation N-Force [Norfolk Force Embarkation Rolls], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1428 (R22440218) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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