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Donald Athelstane Everett

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Athelstane AWMM
  • Surname
    Everett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    466939 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1910 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1910 Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family
  • Place of birth
    Nelson, New Zealand. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family
  • Birth notes
    Son of John George Everett (1869-1949) - and Bertha Sara Everett - nee Bayliss - died 1959. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family
  • Address before enlistment
    Nelson, New Zealand. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Wife: Patricia Everett of Nelson. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family
  • Relationship status
    Married. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    466939 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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    • Son of John George and Bertha Sarah Everett, of Nelson, New Zealand; husband of Patricia Everett, of Nelson AWMM
    • Grand-son of Nelson business-man - and twice Mayor of Nelson - Edward H. Everett (born Hackney, London 1820 - died 1904 at Nelson, New Zealand) - and his wife Hannah Maria Everett - nee Pope - (born 1826 at St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom - died 1900 at Nelson). Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 28 May 2019 - Family
    • Excerpt from a letter written to the widow of Donald Everett - Patricia Mary Everett of Nelson, New Zealand - from New Zealand Platoon Commander Sgt D'Arcy G. Whiting NZ284322 - of C. Company 24th New Zealand Battalion, 2nd NZEF about the death of Donald Everett at Cassino, Italy on 17 April 1944:
      "On the night of the seventeenth of April (1944) we were holding a forward position in the hills to the right of Cassino. Shortly after dark Cpl Day had received orders for a patrol and was moving towards his objective when Don was killed by a rifle shot in the head. Death was instantaneous and he knew no pain. I was notified almost immediately but there was nothing I could do. Padre Francis agreed to come forward and Don was buried that night - next to the graves of three French men. He (Donald) lies in a valley as beautiful as any I have seen. Close by is an Italian farmhouse ..picturesque for it is spring in Italy". Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 29 August 2021 - Letter written - and dated 29 April 1944 at NZ Camp, Italy - to Donald Everett's widow by his commanding officer Sgt D'Arcy G. Whiting (died 2009) : Archway NZ.
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About death

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  • Death
    17 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. K. 13. AWMM
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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.59 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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29 August 2021JeniferWairarapaOther relative

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