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Ian Leslie Johnston

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Inky AWMM
    • Johnny AWMM
    • Nipper AWMM
  • Service number
    • 6186813 AWMM
    • NZ437557 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 March 1922 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 July 1939 AWMM 40 Abbotsford Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr. F Johnston (father), 40 Abbotsford Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown 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
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Lung disease, heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of May Lee, they married in 1951 and had three children (Frances, Alan, Beth)

    He served in the Territorial Service with 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles

    President for the 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles Committee

    President of the Hamilton RSA

    His nickname "Nipper" was given by U.S. airmen on Nissan Island

    Known as "Inky" by his family, "Johnny" by his wife's family and farming friends

    After the war he farmed until June 1972. Then commenced work in the circulation department of the Waikato Times and then storeman for the New Zealand Dairy Company, Hamilton.

    Territorial Military Service number 6186813 AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    2 August 2011 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 August 2011 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2008). Waikato troopers : history of the Waikato Mounted Rifles. (3rd ed.) Hamilton, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2008). Waikato troopers : history of the Waikato Mounted Rifles. (3rd ed.) Hamilton, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Stowers, R. (2008). p. 234-5 an interview and portrait; and 295 a photograph at a reunion AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 August 2011 AWMM