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James Bruce Morice

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Morice AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bruce AWMM
  • Service number
    3461 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 December 1916 AWMM OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Box 81, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Morice (mother), Box 81, Opotiki, 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
    3461 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Lorna (deceased); father of Rae, Heather

    Posted missing, Greece, May 1941; later escaped to Egypt. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 July 2013 AWMM
    Age 96 AWMM
    WhakataneWhakatane AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    digital copy of Llewellyn, S.P. ( 1949). Journey towards Christmas : official history of the 1st Ammunition Company Second NZEF 1939-45. Wellington, N.Z.: Dept Internal Affairs.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-206567.html
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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
      WW2 1: WW2 128 AWMM
    • Llewellyn, S.P. ( 1949). Journey towards Christmas : official history of the 1st Ammunition Company Second NZEF 1939-45. Wellington, N.Z.: Department Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Llewellyn, S.P.; Journey Towards Christmas - Official History of 1st Ammunition Company, Page 196 - 7 AWMM
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