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John Henry Craig

Portrait, John Henry Craig - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, John Henry Craig - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Craig AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 391300 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
    WW2 Unknown AWMM C/o C.C.W., Private Bag, Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr E. Craig (Station Master), Waihi Plains, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 391300 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Mining Engineer/Civilian 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Thomas Craig and of Matilda Craig (nee Hanham), of Waihi. He was the stepson of Elizabeth B. Craig, also of Waihi. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 2. 22. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Waihi RSA, 71 Seddon Avenue, Waihi 3610 AWMM

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  • ian and margette campbell visited uncle johns grave in december 2016.
    Public - ian craig - Direct descendant - 24 January 2017
  • Thanks for your post Miree
    Public - Jennifer Marion - Other relative - 29 September 2015
  • John was my Great Uncle, half sister to my Grandmother Elizabeth Campbell nee Craig who lived her life in Waihi. We heard about him often when we were growing up and my Grandmother still missed him until she died in 2010. Some years before she died she visited the Kitchener Chapel at St Pauls Cathedral in London and was shown the page where Johns death was recorded. My parents tell me it was very moving. He is not forgotten xx
    Public - Miree - Other Relative - 23 May 2015
  • John is my uncle, the brother of Francis Craig who is my father. Am interested to know if anyone has visited John's grave.
    Public - Jennifer Marion - Other Relative - 27 March 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 9: WW2 91 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 January 2017ian craigwaihi new zealandDirect descendant
29 September 2015Jennifer MarionAuckland, New ZealandOther relative
23 May 2015MireeAucklandOther Relative

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