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Malcolm John Shotter

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Malcolm John AWMM
  • Surname
    Shotter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    440131 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    440131 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
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.176 Exchange clerk/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.176
    New PlymouthTaranaki 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.176
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Malcolm Shotter was the son of Vernon John and Edith Dorothy Shotter, of Okato, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Malcolm John Shotter was educated at New Plymouth Boy’s High School for four years before joining the Post and Telegraph Department for a brief period. He was called up for military service with the First Taranaki Regiment and after a brief period of training he was sent to the Middle East with the 10th Reinforcements. Not long after this he was sent to Italy where he joined 22 (Motor) Battalion. On May 26 1944 near the village of St Elia near Cassino, Malcolm Shotter was assisting a wounded New Zealand solider when a booby trap exploded, killing them both instantly. He is buried in the Cassino War Cemetery. Public - Louise - Researcher - 12 March 2020 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC# SW1943.1066
      Retrieved from
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About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI. A. 23. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • On behalf of Malcolm's brother, Clem Shotter, and his family. Rest in peace, Malcom. You live on in our hearts and thoughts, every day.
    Public - Rachael - Other relative - 23 December 2016
  • RIP my beautiful brother, you are never forgotten. Thinking of You.
    Public - Joyce - Sibling - 22 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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.176 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
12 March 2020Louise New Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher
23 December 2016RachaelNew Plymouth, New ZealandOther relative
22 April 2015JoyceBrighton Victoria Melbourne Sibling

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