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James Newbury Jocelyn

Photograph of Bannockburn Cenotaph, Bannockburn, Otago, showing the Second World War Roll of Honour. Image kindly provided by Gordon Stewart (July 2021).

Photograph of Bannockburn Cenotaph, Bannockburn, Otago, showing the Second World War Roll of Honour. …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Newbury AWMM
  • Surname
    Jocelyn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Newbery Jocelyn AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 22542 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
    WW2 Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Mary Jocelyn (mother), Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 22542 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Jocelyn was the son of Charles Jocelyn and of Mary McPherson McKay Jocelyn (nee Crabbe), of Bannockburn, Otago, New Zealand.

    Name spelled as James Newbery Jocelyn on the Nominal Roll. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM I. G. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Bannockburn Memorial Gates, the Domain, Bannockburn, Otago AWMM

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  • Another year passes, life goes on.

    Your commitment is never forgotten

    ZL 4FL

    Over and out
    Public - Martin James - Other relative - 24 April 2020
  • Your contribution has never been forgotten nor will it be. Your memory continues on even though you passed many years ago. Over and out.
    Public - Martin - Other relative - 24 April 2016
  • In Memory of my uncle who was called in the Western Desert in 1942 after surviving Greece and Crete. I was fortunate to visit the war cemetery at El Alamein and find his tombstone. From all you sisters and brothers who are all sadly deceased, you were missed and talked about often
    Public - Simon - Other Relative - 11 February 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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 97 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2020Martin JamesCanberra, Australia aOther relative
24 April 2016MartinCanberra, AustraliaOther relative
11 February 2015SimonChristchurch New ZealandOther Relative

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