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John Douglas Gerard

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Gerard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Mickey AWMM
    • Mick AWMM
  • Service number
    22890 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 July 1916 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22890 AWMM
  • Military service
    • School Cadets AWMM
    • Territorials Fort Dorset AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Coastal Defence Wellington AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Oct 1939 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Lawyer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      27 November 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 47, Modena, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • 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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  • Wrote a book called 'Unwilling Guest' published 1940's

    Married on 6 January 1940

    Appears as Single on Embarkation Rolls : this is incorrect AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 May 1989 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM RSA 1061 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Northern Advocate AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    'More Awards Made to Middle East Personnel' Northern Advocate, 9 March 1945
    https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NA19450309.2.5
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.69 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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