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John Boroevich

Group, WW2, No. 5 Platoon, Training - Samabula Camp, Fiji 28.1.41. Back Row: Cpl E. Percival, Ptes G.C. Brier, J. Borovich, M. Dent, R. Jones, T. Flinn, C. Wigmore, N.Lithgow. Third Row: N. Cullens, N. Manning, F.Jones, F. Lomas, C.Thatcher, T. Cuthbert. Second Row: Cpl Tappin, Sgt Moulden, Lieut. Osborne, Colonel Voelckner, Q.S.M. T. Waites, Ptes V. King, G. Skinner. Front Row: T. Sveistrup, A. Thompson, E. Ward, G. Measures, E. McEwan, H. Corcoran and puppy - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, No. 5 Platoon, Training - Samabula Camp, Fiji 28.1.41. Back Row: Cpl E. Percival, Ptes G …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Boroevich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Borovich AWMM
    • Ivan AWMM
  • Service number
    26452 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1914 AWMM WaipapakauriNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM C/o J.A. Moreland, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Anthony Boroevich (father), Post Office, Waiharara, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Boroevich was the son of Tony Boroevich, and of Mihi (Mary), Boroevich (nee Te Whue), of Waiharara, North Auckland, New Zealand.

    The family farmed at Waiharara

    Three sons, brothers served in WW2: John Boroevich (26452) kia; Henry Peter (Boroevich) Te Hira RNZAF and William (Bill) Alfred Boroevich (29870).

    Date of birth is either 31 January 1914 or 4 February 1914. Name is spelled as Borovich on the Nominal Roll, spelling at BDM and by family is also Boroevich AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. F. 18 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War Two War Memorials AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Arohanui Uncle Johnny Johnny, Darlene, Jamie, Matteo, Lori , Lee, Amelia, Boy Boy and Taya 🌹
    Public - Boroevich - Direct descendant - 24 April 2017
  • I am writing a book called Pioneer Dalmatian Settlers of the Far North and John will be included..
    Public - Kaye - Researcher - 22 April 2016



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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 47 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 36 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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24 April 2017Boroevich Little Mountain Qld 4551 Australia Direct descendant
15 June 2016KayeKaingaroa, near AwanuiResearcher

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