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John Clyde Walford Comber

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Clyde Walford AWMM
  • Surname
    Comber AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    27718 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 Care of New Zealand Railways, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.J. Comber (father), Murray Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    27718 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 Fireman/Military AWMM
    TaumarunuiTaupo AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Sapper AWMM

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 Alice AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 November 1993 AWMM
    Lower HuttWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Karori Crematorium, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • A poppy for a wonderful Poppy. We think of you often xxx
    Public - Katie - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Cemetery Records. Wellington City Council.
    http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/search/search.php
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. 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 95 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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