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Desmond Leo McGrath

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Portrait of Desmond McGrath provided by Ms. Maureen Hobbs 2012 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait of Desmond McGrath provided by Ms. Maureen Hobbs 2012 - This image may be subject to copyri …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Leo AWMM
  • Surname
    McGrath AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tiger AWMM
  • Service number
    627872 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1924 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 July 1940 AWMM 463 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Veronica McGrath (mother), 11 Islinton Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • British Commonwealth Occupational Force, Japan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    627872 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
    Machinist/Civilian AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5.25 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 9 pounds AWMM
    • Classification, Unknown Period AWMM
      Ager limitation otherwise Health Grade I AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Increased age to enlist AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 November 1997 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mangere Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, 85 McKenzie Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • Lest we forget. A brave Uncle.
    Public - Yvonne Mary - Other relative - 25 April 2016
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • 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 89 AWMM

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28 July 2015Keven FrancisBotany Downs AucklandSibling
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