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Edward James O'Rourke

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward James AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Rourke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eddie AWMM
  • Service number
    280500 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 117 Nelson Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.S. Ward (mother), 1 Calgary Street, Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    280500 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 Unknown AWMM Plumber's Apprentice/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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married twice, husband of Nancy and of Peggy AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 2012 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
    26 October 2012 Public - Elizabeth - Child - 26 April 2017 - Family Present
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 October 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Thank you Dad thinking of you happy memories xx
    Public - Betty - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you Dad thinking of you happy memories xx
    Public - Betty - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Dear great granddad, thank you for risking your life fighting, to make new zealand war free.
    Public - Emily Tess - Other relative - 27 April 2017
  • Thank you great granddad for risking your life to make New Zealand war free.
    Public - Elizabeth - Child - 26 April 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-27Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 302 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 October 2012 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020BettyBeachlandsChild
27 April 2017Emily TessAuckland, new zealandOther relative
26 April 2017ElizabethAucklandChild
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