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Ernest Joseph Hennessy

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Portrait, taken while he was serving in Italy - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, taken while he was serving in Italy - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Hennessy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    449892 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 July 1922 AWMM OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1942 AWMM Buchanan Street, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lillian Hennessy (mother), Buchanan Street, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    449892 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Painter AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Malignant brain tumour AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked 12 January 1944 or 31 March 1944

    On entering the Army Trooper Hennessy's job was that of a wireless operator on tanks. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 December 1992 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Opotiki Public Cemetery, St John Street / Duke Street & State Highway 2, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 6 & 8 December 1992 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 55 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 6 & 8 December 1992 AWMM

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