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John Veitch

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 reported missing - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 reported missing - This image may be subject to copyright …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Veitch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jock AWMM
    • Scotty AWMM
  • Service number
    11013 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1901 AWMM PeeblesPeeblesshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 October 1939 AWMM Napoleon Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edith Caroline Bestwick Veitch (wife), Napoleon Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11013 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials: Auckland Mounted Rifles - 20 years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Omnibus Driver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sfakia, Crete AWMM
      1 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IV-B, Muhlberg, modern day Mühlberg ad Elbe, Germany POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      2nd NZGH, Egypt October 1940 AWMM
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of war AWMM
    • 6 March 1941 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Died at Canea. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Veitch was the son of Thomas and Jessie Weir Veitch; husband of Edith Caroline Veitch, of Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.

    He died 2 days after capture and before reaching prison camp. No known grave.

    He was posted missing for ten months until it was confirmed on the 9 April 1942 that he had died as a POW at Canea, Crete.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    CaneaCrete 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
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Georges Presbyterian Church, 2 The Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • 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 488 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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