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John Loudon McAdam

Gravestone Te Awamutu Cemetery John Loudon McAdam (24138) - This image may be subject to copyright

Gravestone Te Awamutu Cemetery John Loudon McAdam (24138) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Loudon AWMM
  • Surname
    McAdam AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 24138 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 March 1915 AWMM WaiteteWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 15 May 1940 AWMM Andersons Block, Otorohanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr F.C. McAdam (father), Esplanade, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Sidi Rezegh AWMM
    • El Mreir AWMM
    • Greece, North Africa, Operation Crusader(Sidi Rezegh), Second Battle of El Alamein Public - Robert - Other relative - 22 April 2019 - John's War History
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 24138 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 15 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Stockman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
    30 November 1941 AWMM
    Captured at Sidi Rezegh, Operation Crusader to relieve Tobruk AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    Escaped while marching with other POWs AWMM
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      April 1943 suffers from lower back pain, Tripoli AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joyce AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1987 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Awamutu Cemetery, Te Awamutu, Waipa District, New Zealand AWMM RSA Ashes Block IIB Row 1 Plot no 78 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form 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 281 AWMM
    • Phillips, F.L., & Gilmour, H.R. (1980). The Twentyfourth New Zealand Infantry Battalion : a pictorial history. Auckland, N.Z.: Richards Publishing and Phillips and Gilmour. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • The Relief of Tobruk – WE Murphy
      Battle for Egypt – JL Scoullar Public - Robert - Other relative - 22 April 2019 - Purchased books


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03 January 2023RobertTaurangaOther relative

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