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William George Conn

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Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Conn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67874 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 March 1918 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67874 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles Edwin and Catherine Iris Conn, of Matata, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Jane Conn

    Sergeant Conn was killed when his Commando patrol ran into a heavy concentration of Japanese troops near Munda

    Next of Kin listed in Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Mrs J.K. Conn, Rotorua AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 July 1943 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2187169
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 268. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.33 AWMM

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16 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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