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Eric John Cornes

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric John AWMM
  • Surname
    Cornes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 293077 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
    WW2 Mrs B.D. Cornes (wife), Clifton Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mrs B.D. Cornes.

    Attended Mt Eden Normal School, then Wellington College, Victoria College and Auckland University College.

    When war broke out, he was appointed staff officer, signals, Northern Military District, and later general staff officer, Combined Headquarters, Auckland, and major in command of signals at Alexandra Park training camp. He was also liaison officer covering coastal defence communications, Northern District. ( Source: Evening Post) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1944 Obituary
    Age 28 AWMM
    Auckland HospitalAuckland Obituary
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Prot. Soldiers Area G, Row 7, Grave 63. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 99, 24 October 1944, Page 6 AWMM
  • 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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