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Kenneth Donovan

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  D_008. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel D_008. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Donovan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25122 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    14 July 1916 Public - Joan - Other relative - 30 June 2019 - NZ Births Deaths & Marriages
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Portsmouth Road, Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Donovan (father), Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25122 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 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    CreteGreece 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
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • In memory of my great uncle Ted. My family and I all think of you at this time.
    Public - Cade - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
    Report 
  • In Memory of Uncle Ted who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Much loved and sorely missed.
    Public - Joan Mary - Other relative - 24 April 2017
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2106094
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 128 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 June 2019JoanChristchurchOther relative
25 April 2017CadeAucklandDirect descendant
24 April 2017Joan MaryChristchurch New ZealandOther relative
29 April 2016Shaun RichardPalmerston North, New ZealandOther relative

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