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John McLean Downie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John McLean AWMM
  • Surname
    Downie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jock AWMM
  • Service number
    35432 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 December 1909 AWMM Newton MearnsScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 2 Dexton Flats, Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.E. Downie (wife), 2 Dexton Flats, Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    35432 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Tram conductor/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 July 1959 AWMM
    Age 49 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kaikohe Public Cemetery, Kaikohe, New Zealand AWMM Block B Plot 113 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of John McLean Downie

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  • In loving memory of my Dad and thankful for his place in History serving his adopted country in the Middle East. His love for the Maori People whom he served with. War injuries took him far to early, grateful for Heritage who looked after us so well. So miss him wished he could have known my family, husband, children, grandchildren and great great grand daughter. All 21 of us remembered with pride and much love.
    Public - Marlene McLean - Child - 18 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 3: WW2 130 AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
14 July 2016BrianNZDirect descendant
18 April 2016Marlene McLeanLake Macquarie, N.S.W AustraliaChild
20 April 2015Zena Lorraine McLeanAuckland, New ZealandChild
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