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John Fausett Duncan

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Details of War Service - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Fausett AWMM
  • Surname
    Duncan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Johnny AWMM
  • Service number
    2183 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 April 1916 AWMM PukekoheAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM Seddon Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr John Duncan (father), Seddon Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2183 AWMM
  • Military service
    Countess of Ranfurly's AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
    PukekoheAuckland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - 5th Australian General Hospital, Kokinia AWMM
      Corinth, Greece AWMM
      23 April 1941 AWMM
      Road building AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IX-B HospItal, DIeberg AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IX-C, Mulhausen, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IX-2/H AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-C, Kunau Kzz Sprottau/Sagan, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 4 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    6626 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Trod on an anti-personnel mine 25 April 1941 - Corinth Hospital, 5th Australian General Hospital, Kokinia, Salonika Hospital, Stalag 1XB Hospital, Dieberg, Stalag 1XC Obermasfield Hospital, then Klostahina Convalescent Hospital. AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Old age AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Duncan was the son of Mr John Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan.

    Husband of Hilda nee Dunning, married 1 March 1947 at Matakana. Father of a son and a daughter.

    Joined the Territorials at age 17.

    Promoted to Temporary Corporal 21 April 1941 - 9 May 1945; reverted to Lance Corporal (A. Corporal) 9 May 1945.

    Member of the Pukekohe RSA and attended the ANZAC services regularly all his life.

    Three brothers served in WW2: John Fausett Duncan (2183), Owen Duncan (448638) and Colin (Frederick Colin) Duncan (3775). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 January 2008 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    PukekoheAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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
      p.53 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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