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Mervyn James Beauvais

Mervyn was a dedicated return veteran.  Never missing an ANZAC march. He served in the navy on the Gambia. He was on this ship, in the North West Pacific , when America dropped two atom bombs on Japan. The Gambia was one of the first two Allied vessels to sail into Tokyo harbour after the incident when Japan surrendered. I wore Uncles uniform to a school function at Eiffelton, Mid-Canterbury. It made me feel very proud to be wearing a dress uniform, belonging to my courageous Uncle. Lest We Forget .

Mervyn James Beauvais

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mervyn James AWMM
  • Surname
    Beauvais AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ7980 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

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  • Date of birth
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Service

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    NZ7980 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Gwenyth

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 September 2012 AWMM
    AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Ashburton Cemetery, Bremners Road and Seafield Road, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 September 2012 AWMM
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    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 September 2012 AWMM

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25 April 2020Warren DavidSunshine Coast, AustraliaDirect descendant
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