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Bernard James Ogilvy

Names plinth, Waiotemarama memorial, Northland, supplied by GA Fortune 2008 - Image has All Rights Reserved
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard James AWMM
  • Surname
    Ogilvy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ogilvie AWMM
  • Service number
    • 62624 AWMM
    • 29477 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 July 1897 AWMM OpononiHokianga AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 21 July 1917 AWMM Opononi, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 31 July 1940 AWMM 31 Mile Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • The address was Nile Rd not Mile Public - Russell - Other relative - 5 October 2018 - Personal knowledge
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs W.M. Ogilvy (mother), Opononi, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Jane Elizabeth Ogilvy (mother), 31 Mile Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • The address was Nile not Mile Public - Russell - Other relative - 5 October 2018 - Personal knowledge
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 November 1917 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 19 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
      Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 62624 AWMM
    • 29477 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Entered camp 30 October 1940 AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Corinth, Greece AWMM
    6 May 1941 AWMM
    German POW Hospital in Greece AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      WW2 Gun shot wound to pelvis AWMM
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died whilst a POW of wounds in a POW hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Walter William Muir Ogilvy and Eliza Jane Ogilvy, of Milford

    Rifleman Ogilvy was 18 years when he first enlisted. He was a country boy and it would appear he did not respond well to military descipline as he spent sometime in the Field Punishment Centre. However not knowing the background to the offence (insubordinate language to his superior officer) it may well be that he had cause. (Taken from a letter to the Armoury Manager from Mr D Ogilvy, dated 17 February 1999)

    Military service: Rifleman Ogilvy entered camp on about 26 July 1917 and served 145 days within New Zealand, and 1 year 220 days overseas.

    He eventually returned to New Zealand on 21 July 1919, having left England on 23 June 1919 in Waimana.

    Family history research revealed that James put back his age so that he could enlist again in WW2. Private Ogilvy was admitted to a Greek Hospital on 26 April 1941 and a German POW Hospital on 6 May 1941. He died as a result of the gunshot wounds suffered near Corinth Greece at the NZ POW Hospital Corinth.

    He recorded his birth date as 14 July 1899 to enlist in WW2. Name spelled as Olgilvie on the Waiotemarama memorial. Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 with the address Takapuna, Auckland AWMM
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About death

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Waiotemarama Memorial, Hokianga, Northland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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05 October 2018RussellAucklandOther relative