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Cyril John Cousins

Group photograph of D Company, 20th Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, dated 13th August 1941. (November 2020)

Group photograph of D Company, 20th Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, dated 13th Aug …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril John AWMM
  • Surname
    Cousins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8419 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 May 1907 AWMM OtautauSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 77 Selwyn Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs S. Ross (mother), Ohai, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    1 December 1941 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 26 April 1943 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Photographs taken in Cairo early in 1940 and reporduced in a book entitled An Honourable Surrender: A New Zealand soldier remembers by John Hogg MM, include images of Jack Cousins (possibly Cyril John Cousins). AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment, Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-1945. New Zealand Electronic Text Collection.
    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 42 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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