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John Alexander McKinnon

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Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    McKinnon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    20945 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1916 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 191 Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R. McKinnon (father), 191 Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20945 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Basic - Field AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Carrier/Civilian AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John McKinnon was the son of Richard and Florence Harris McKinnon, of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Killed by Enemy Howitzer Gunfire, aged 25 years 5 months AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. C. 2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2162761
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Unpublished papers: family papers. AWMM
    • 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
      WW2 2: WW2 120 AWMM
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