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John Mesach Jones

Age 92  ANZAC Day 2012

John M Jones

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Mesach AWMM
  • Surname
    Jones AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    180724 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jul 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Radio operator/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Zentsuji Camp, Zentsuji, Shikoku Islands, Japan AWMM
      Kiribati, Micronesia AWMM
      11 December 1941 AWMM
      Captured by the Japanese Navy while a Coastwatcher AWMM
    • WW2
      Gilbert Islands, Kiribati AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 10 September 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2012 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 February 2017 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



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  • Dad passed away peacefully at 20:55 hrs. February 3rd 2017 at the age of 96 years. Very sadly missed.
    Public - Lindsey Kenneth - Child - 24 August 2017



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 March 2018Margaret Elaine New ZealandOther relative
24 August 2017Lindsey Kenneth AucklandChild
10 August 2016Lindsey KennethAuckland, New Zealand and Calgary, CanadaChild

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