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James Gladwin Wynyard

Wooden cross on his grave, El Alamein War Cemetery - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gladwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Wynyard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1400 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 August 1914 AWMM KihikihiWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wharepuhunga, RD, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr James Gladwin Wynyard (father), PO Box 53, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1400 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded: 25 May 1941 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Wynyard was the son of James Gladwin Wynyard and Agnes Mary Wynyard (née Northcroft), of Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

    All Black 1935-36, 1938 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    El AlameinWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II.G.2. AWMM
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  • My name is Richard Wynyard Handley the son of your great friend before the war and in the Div Cav Wilson Handley. I heard much about you and I’m proud to carry your name. You fought and died for us
    Public - Richard - Other relative - 7 September 2018



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07 September 2018RichardNew Plymouth, New ZealandOther relative