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John Elliott Grainger

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Elliott AWMM
  • Surname
    Grainger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23817 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 33 Quadrant Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr. J.R. Grainger (father), 33 Quadrant Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Family Oral History
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23817 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 24 Battalion Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Soldiers Service Pay Book
    • Captured at Kalamata Greece April 1941. Prisoner of War in Austria and Germany until 1945 Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Family Oral History
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Journalist/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 383 (previously Oflag III-C), Hofenfells, Bavaria 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 7541 AWMM

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
    29 April 2003 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 April 2003 Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Death Certificate
  • Age at death
    88 Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Birth Certificate
  • Place of death
    Dunedin Hospital Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Death Certificate
  • Cause of death
    Pneumonia Public - Diane - Child - 23 April 2015 - Death Certificate
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Name is recorded in the August 2003 issue of 24 Battalion magazine AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • 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 180 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      August 2003, Issue 138. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      Name is recorded in the August 2003 issue of 24 Battalion magazine AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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23 April 2015DianeDunedin New ZealandChild

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