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John Henry Shirley

Head and shoulders portrait of JH Shirley (s/n 458628). Image provided by family. This image may be subject to copyright.

Head and shoulders portrait of JH Shirley (s/n 458628). Image provided by family. This image may be …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Shirley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    458628 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

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 31 August 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • WW2 8 May 1946 AWMM
      End of war AWMM
      Private AWMM
      21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    • Harry, at the end of the war was in fact a Lance Corporal Public - Stoney - Comrade - 7 April 2016 - Personal oral history

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Orakei RSA. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • 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
  • References
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 118 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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07 April 2016StoneyWaikatoComrade

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