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John Thomas Shacklock

Portrait, taken in later life - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, taken in later life - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Shacklock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    48149 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    48149 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.357 Mechanical engineer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.357
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.357
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Francis Oakley Shacklock and Barbara Catherine Shacklock (nee Hutcheson)

    Served in the Anti tank Brigade of Mechanical Engineers.

    Last rank held listed as Temporary Captain AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 August 1999 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    Image 1: is Jack Shacklock. Information based on his obituary in the Evening Post, Thursday 2 September 1999 reads as follows:John Thomas Shacklock, businessman was educated at Timaru Boys High School and St Andrews, Christchurch. In 1937 he married Sally Lindsay and they had one daughter. They were divorced and he later married Lindsay Knight with whom he had two daughters.He served in the Middle East and Italy during WWII with the 20th Armoured Regiment as a Captain.He was managing director of Shacklock Limited from 1951 - 1971.Jack Shacklock described himself as a humble foundryman. Understatement was one of his strong suits. He would not have admitted it, but he was one of New Zealand's gentlemen industrialists. The family fortunes were founded on the pioneering work of his grandfather, Henry Ely Shacklock, a Nottingham ironmoulder who set up a foundry in Dunedin in 1871. Henry Shacklock's coal range, designed for burning New Zealand coals, was a winner, and 40 men were permanently assigned to their construction. Henry, who had an interest in astronomy, named his range the Orion. Hundreds survive to this day, a testament to their quality.It was expected of Jack Shacklock that he would join the family firm. He was apprenticed to Andersons Ltd, a Christchurch engineering firm, before moving to a fulltime career in Dunedin. From 1951 to 1971, when the company linked with Fisher and Paykel he was its managing director. Engineeering skills, not just ironmoulding, had become the order of the day, and Shacklock himself was in the thick of it. Shacklock was retained by Fisher and Paykel in an exports role in London.Jack Shacklock and his wife Lindsay later moved to Nelson, where he was able to indulge his passion for car restoration and boating (he was a founder of the Tasman Cruising Club). He moved to Greytown in 19191, and later to Masterton. AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Obituary: Evening Post, 2 September 1999. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.357 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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