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Peter Phipps

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Portrait of Lieutanant Commander Peter Phipps, Auckland Weekly News, 30 June 1943. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430630-18-42. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Phipps AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1909 AWMM MiltonOtago AWMM
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  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.H. Phipps (wife), 21 Stanley Point Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Banker/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accident AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On the night of 29 January 1943, when HMNZS mine-sweepers 'Kiwi' and 'Moa' identified and attacked the Japanese submarine I-1, off the north west coast of Guadacanal. 'Kiwi' rammed it three times, and it ran aground and was destroyed.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum has items on display in "Our small ships": a model of the Corvette mine-sweeper HMNZS 'Kiwi', the crests of the 'Kiwi' and 'Moa', a cap ribbon, HMNZS 'Kiwi', the sextant from the Japanese submarine I-1, and photographs of the 'Kiwi' at sea, the ship's company of HMNZS 'Kiwi' marching up Queen Street, Auckland, the remains of the Japanese submarine I-1 sunk off Guadalcanal, the HMNZS 'Kiwi' at Devonport Dockyards for repairs; and an Oerlikon cannon. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    18 September 1989 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    WoodbourneMarlborough AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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