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Gregory Joseph Nicholas



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gregory Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Nicholas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65707 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1917 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 February 1941 AWMM Alfriston Road, Manurewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Gregory James Nicholas (father), Alfriston Road, Manurewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65707 AWMM
  • Military service
    New Zealand Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papakura AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 4 February 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Signwriter/Civilian AWMM
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • In all Gregory Nicholas served for four years and 172 days. He had three brothers, Len, Owen and Allen, who also served during World War II. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    Apr 1984 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



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  • Memorial name

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  • Thought of you do much today Dad. Wish we could have chat over a cold one. X
    Public - Megan Clare - Child - 25 April 2016
  • Very proud daughter of Greg Nicholas. I have previously worked with the museum to get my dads diaries copied by the museum. The copies are now help by the museum
    Public - Johanna Leddra - Child - 12 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Nicholas, Gregory Joseph. Diaries, 1941 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-99-40. AWMM
      AWMM Copies of three diaries kept by Sergeant Nicholas between September 1941 and his return trip to New Zealand in August 1945 are held in the Auckland Museum Manscript Collection - Reference No. MS 99/40. They contain details of postings, transport arrangements, food, weather and of actions. Also references to friends, visits and sightseeing. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.157 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2016Megan Clare Auckland Child
12 April 2015Johanna LeddraPukekohe New Zealand.Child

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