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Hercules Martin Driscoll

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hercules Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Driscoll AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack Hercules Martin AWMM
    • Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 32182 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21 November 1916 Public - Guy - Direct descendant - 6 November 2023 - Family information on my grandfather.
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand Public - Guy - Direct descendant - 6 November 2023 - Family information on my grandfather.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 5 St Albans Avenue, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs J. Driscoll (mother), 5 St Albans Avenue, Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Single AWMM
    • He married for the first time on 7 May 1940, to Nellie Taylor, in Whangarei - soon after enlisting in the Army. Nellie died in 1987. He married Valerie (nee Panther) in 1991. Public - Guy - Direct descendant - 6 November 2023 - Family information on my grandfather.

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 16 May 1940 AWMM Dairy Factory Hand/Civilian AWMM
    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
    2 February 1945 AWMM Sapper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Valerie and the late Nell.

      Name is listed in the Nominal Roll as Jack Hercules Martin Driscoll. AWMM
    • Hercules Martin Driscoll, known as Jack. He was born on 21 Nov 1916 in the Auckland region and died 7 Aug 2012 in Kaitaia. He married Nellie Taylor on 7 May 1940 in Whangarei. After she died he married Valerie (nee Panther) in 1991. Valerie died in 2016. Public - Guy - Direct descendant - 6 November 2023 - Family information about my grandfather.
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Death

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  • Death
    7 August 2012 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Hamilton Park Cemetery at Newstead, Waikato. Public - Guy - Direct descendant - 6 November 2023 - Family information regarding my grandfather.
  • Grave reference
    His ashes were interred in his first wife's grave - Nellie Livinia Driscoll nee Taylor. Public - Guy - Direct descendant - 6 November 2023 - Family information regarding my grandfather.
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 August 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Cody, J. (1961). New Zealand Engineers. Middle East. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Engr.html
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 131 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 9 August 2012 AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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06 November 2023GuyHamilton, New ZealandDirect descendant

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