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John Hart Caselberg

Portrait from The Weekly News; 7 June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 7 June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Hart AWMM
  • Surname
    Caselberg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4213398 AWMM
    • WWII 4213398 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

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
    • Mr Herbert Meyer Caselberg (father), Karori, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Caselberg of Karori AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Caselberg was the son of Herbert and Jenny Caselberg, of Karori, Wellington.

    Educated at Hawera and Wellesley College, Wellington where he was head prefect.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended Wellesley College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellington Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street, Wellington AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). A standard for the people: the 150th anniversary of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 1843-1993. Christchurch, N.Z.: Hazard Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). A standard for the people: the 150th anniversary of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 1843-1993. Christchurch, N.Z.: Hazard Press. AWMM
      Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). p. 197 AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

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