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Donald John Stott

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Portrait of Captain Donald Stott, D.S.O., of Birkenhead, taken some time between 1943-45. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, T7559. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain Donald Stott, D.S.O., of Birkenhead, taken some time between 1943-45. Auckland L …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald John AWMM
  • Surname
    Stott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Don AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 20681 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 October 1914 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 28 Onewa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 28 Onewa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs A. Stott (mother), 28 Onewa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs A. Stott (mother), 28 Onewa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • 10 June 1944 AWMM Married AWMM
      Mary Kathleen Snow AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Greece, Europe AWMM
    1941 AWMM
  • 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
      Shot and wounded in Greece - bullet wound just above the right knee on the inside of the leg. AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Drowned AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Donald Stott was the son of Ann and Robert Stott, Auckland City, New Zealand; husband of Mary Kathleen Stott, Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Don attended Northcote Primary and Takapuna Grammar School, when he left school he was a rotary machinist for the New Zealand Herald newspaper. He was a tall thin man with red hair, known as being charismatic with a sense of humour and great endurance.

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

About death

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  • Death
    20 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 29 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
    • Labuan Memorial, Labuan War Cemetery, Sabah, Malaysia 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
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Northcote College, 1 Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627 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
    • Wigzell, F.A. (2001). New Zealand Army involvement, special operations Australia : South West Pacific World War II. Durham, England: Pentland Press. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 177 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 94 AWMM
    • Weekend Herald AWMM
      Bert Curnow AWMM
    • Wigzell, F.A. (2001). New Zealand Army involvement, special operations Australia : South West Pacific World War II. Durham, England: Pentland Press. AWMM
      p.42. AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
      p.246. AWMM
    • East & Bays Courier AWMM
      17 October 2008 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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