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Edward Carr Jaspers

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Carr AWMM
  • Surname
    Jaspers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3672 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 November 1915 AWMM WaipawaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1939 AWMM Bellwood, Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Jaspers (father), "Bellwood", Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1939 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3672 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Motor Cycle Accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Corporal Jaspers was the son of Percival Jaspers and of Margaret Jaspers (nee Murray), of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

    D 743. O'H' RMT. Page 120 F/N & text .p82 F/N AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Oxford CircusWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Plot 12. Row G. Grave 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMM

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  • We never met you but we know that you were the dearest brother to Margaret and Moira and Ray and Jo. My mum talked about you often and we still do now. We see your messages in books you gave them as gifts. We know the heartbreak for Uncle Ray having to bury his brother so far from home and then come home without you. You were deeply missed then and the space that you left is there for us all now. We honour you every ANZAC day and often in the days between. I have my mothers memorial locket with your photo still in it. With love from your niece.
    Public - Pamela - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2116396
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 90 AWMM
    • Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 15037 (17A) AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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22 April 2015PamelaNelsonOther Relative

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