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Gordon Christie Dunn

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Portrait of Sergeant Gordon Christie Dunn, Auckland Weekly News, 10 June 1942. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19420610-22-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant Gordon Christie Dunn, Auckland Weekly News, 10 June 1942. Sir George Grey Speci …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Christie AWMM
  • Surname
    Dunn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 8980 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 March 1912 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Bamborough, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Joan Dunn (wife), Bamborough, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8980 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died while Prisoner of War AWMM
    • 2 January 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Blood poisoning asthma. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gordon Dunn was the son of David A. Dunn and of Helen Dunn (nee MacKay), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand and the husband of Joan Christina Dunn, of Invercargill. Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland AWMM 3. B. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Gordon Christie Dunn

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  • RIP Gordon, your service is not forgotten!

    Kerry
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2193622
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Bates, P. (1955). Supply Company. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 53 AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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