Peter Garvin AWMM
Also known as
29 May 1924 AWMM
Date of birth
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Address before enlistment
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
G. G. Bell, Matamata, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Peter Bell was a the son of Garnet Garvin and Ethel Eliza Bell (nee Hooper) of Matamata
Attended Matamata District High School
New Plymouth Boys High School 1937-1940 (Boarder) Gained School Certificate and University Entrance. Won Hamblyn Cup on rifle range ,1940.
On leaving school he worked for two years on a farm before joining the Army.
(LCT 488, missing presumed killed). HMS Copra was an acronym for Combined Operations Pay, Ratings and Accounts. It was a shore based establishment set up to process the pay and allowances of Royal Navy personnel serving in Combined Operations in WW2. The use of HMS Copra on grave stones, in pay books and other service records confirms that the men concerned were in the Royal Navy and assigned to Combined Operations. and that they served on and/or were lost from an unknown landing craft AWMM
- New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
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