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John Richard Johnson

Headstone of Pte John Richard JOHNSON 526012. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 9421. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Pte John Richard JOHNSON 526012. Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Johnson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    526012 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 103 Clyde Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B. Johnson (wife), C/o Reid, Rutherford & Sumpter (solicitors), Milton, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    526012 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Company manager/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 Johnson was the son of John and Mary Jane Johnson, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand; husband of Bettina Johnson, of Dunedin AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 3 December 1943 AWMM
      Age 32 AWMM
      ItalyEurope AWMM
    • 3 December 1943 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 32 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM V. D. 5. AWMM
    • Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 94, Plot 21 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Granddad, I wish that I had met you. I would have loved for you to live and see your children, and your grandchildren grow. Know that you are warmly loved, even without having been met. You are safe and treasured in the land of Italy. Your resting place is beautiful, well tended, and a sad and wonderful place to visit you. Rest in peace, Granddad.
    Public - Abigail Sarah - Other Relative - 27 June 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/2375366
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: 100 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 January 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
27 June 2015Abigail SarahHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative

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