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John Ross Monro Hector

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  H_014. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel H_014. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Ross Monro AWMM
  • Surname
    Hector AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20447 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o Public Works Department, Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.D. Hector (mother), C/o New Zealand High Commission, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    20447 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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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  • John Hector was the son of Charles Monro Hector and of Janet Duff Hector (nee Ross), of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    CreteGreece 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
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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