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William Groves Whelan

Private W.G Whelan of Auckland. Auckland Weekly News, 4 March 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420304-25-43. No known copyright restrictions,

Private W.G Whelan of Auckland. Auckland Weekly News, 4 March 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Coll …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Groves AWMM
  • Surname
    Whelan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 62544 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62544 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.374 Motor Mechanic/Military 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.374
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.374
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Whelan was the son of William Henry Whelan and of Patience Rebecca Whelan (nee Robb) of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Emily Mavis Whelan, of Epsom, Auckland.

    There is a memorial tree planted for WG Wheland in the WWII Devonport Memorial Drive Avenue. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 22. G. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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