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Desmond Whishaw O'Brien

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Whishaw AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Brien AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 627469 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 May 1924 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    8th May 1924 Public - Antony Bernard Desmond - Child - 15 March 2016 - Family history
  • Place of birth
    Devonport Public - Antony Bernard Desmond - Child - 15 March 2016 - Family history
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    33 Torrance Street, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand, AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.J. O'Brien (mother), 33 Torrance Street, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand, AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 627469 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk AWMM
    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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Antoinette AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 June 2012 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 6 June 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 15: WW2 106 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 March 2016Antony Bernard DesmondAuckland, New ZealandChild

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