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John Kerle Tipaho Haberfield

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Portrait of Mr Haberfield (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait of Mr Haberfield (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Kerle Tipaho AWMM
  • Surname
    Haberfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Boy Haberfield AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 November 1919 AWMM GreenhillsSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Frances Mercy Haberfield (mother), Greenhills, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Arctic Convoys AWMM
    • Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Gosport and other parts of England AWMM
    • Advanced training in Canada AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    New Zealand Rail Engine driver (cadet)/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Palembang, Sumatra AWMM
      31 July 1945 AWMM
      Piloting Hell Cats from HMS Indomitable AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Sumatra Camp, Sumatra, West Java AWMM
      1 month AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Outram Jail, Singapore AWMM
      Sumatra, Indonesia AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Mumps, in the United Kingdom AWMM
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Executed while Prisoner of War AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Haberfield was the son of William Isaac and Frances Mercy Haberfield (nee Bailey), of Greenhills, Southland, New Zealand.

    Embarkation details were Censored.

    Executed by the Japanese using a sword, along with 8 other naval POWs, who were known as the 'Palembang Nine'.

    The exact date of Lieutenant Haberfield's death is uncertain, but was in the period 18-20 August 1945.

    The New Zealand Herald reported on 2 March 1946 that Lieutenant Haberfield was presumed to have died. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Keith Park Hangar MOTAT, Auckland AWMM
    • Fleet Arm Church of St. Bartholomew's, Yeovilton AWMM
    • Changi Prison Chapel, Singapore AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465792) AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p252. AWMM
    • Southland Daily News AWMM
      Southland Daily News AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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