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John Perry Bates

Portrait, Jack Perry Bates c 1941- - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Jack Perry Bates c 1941- - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Perry AWMM
  • Surname
    Bates AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    71014 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 June 1918 AWMM AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 24 April 1905 AWMM Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Annie Alfreda Bates (sister), Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 January 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Milk vendor/Civilian AWMM
    BalcluthaOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted Tamavua Hospital, Suva, Fiji twice AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Auckland Public Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Agnes (nee Pullar) and Samuel Bates. Brother of Annie Alfreda Bates who is named as his next of kin at embarkation.

    Two years secondary education in Balclutha.

    Jack was self-employed as a Milk Vendor in Balclutha before he enlisted.

    He entered Camp 29 November 1941.

    Returned to New Zealand aboard the President Coolidge, 7 August 1942; arriving in New Zealand 14 August 1942.

    After the war he moved to Paeroa where he worked as a shop keeper. As part of the Soldiers Rehabilitation scheme, he trained as a shoe and boot repairer and he later set up his own cobblers shop, repairing and selling shoes in Paeroa.

    He did not marry.

    Known as Jack. The Cenotaph database record has been compiled from work prepared by the researcher who consulted the service record and spoke with family. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 November 1995 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukerimu Cemetery, Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section Lot 232 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 13 AWMM
    • Third Division Histories Committee. (1945). Pacific pioneers : the story of the engineers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: A.H. & A.W. Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee. AWMM
      Sage, C. (1945). p. 79. Details of the machine-gun coastal emplacements on the Suva perimeter defense scheme : line of tank-traps and anti-tank ditches with a six-foot high sea wall enclosing the whole of Suva Peninsula running between Tamavua and Samambula Rivers to a five and a half mile peg on Princes Road. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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