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Jack Jaffe

Portrait, Jack in Egypt 1941 (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Jack in Egypt 1941 (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Jaffe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    66123 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 5 Bella Vista Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Jaffe (mother), 5 Bella Vista Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    66123 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart Failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Jack married Audrey Pezaro in May 1948, and they had three children: Graham , Russell and Lynda.

    Jack Jaffe worked in his father's business "Jaffe Menswear" in Queen Street, Auckland, for many years after the war. He had begun work there before the War, much to his chagrin, as he had preferred to go to University to study Accountancy, but this was not economically viable in the late 1930s.

    Jack and Audrey were Eastern Suburbs identities.

    Jack had the Mission Bay TAB license for nearly 30 years and was a Member of the Mission Bay Bowls Club and he served on the Board of the Eastern Secondary Schools. He was also a JP, and Traffic Magistrate.

    He also served on numerous Boards of Jewish communal organisations.

    Jack left the family menswear business in the 1960s and ran a number of businesses, including "Mr Chips" franchise.

    7th Reinforcements. New Zealand Jewish Soldiers Project, biographical histories, family visits by Evelyn Jaffe, Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 July 1993 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Hebrew berm B Row 6, plot 33 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Auckland Jewish Community, WW2, Auckland Hebrew Congregation, 108 Greys Avenue, Auckland AWMM

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