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John Richard Roderique

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Roderique AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ian Roderique AWMM
  • Service number
    8457 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 July 1911 AWMM BluffSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 September 1939 AWMM Bradshaw Street, Bluff, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr T. J. Roderique (father), Bradshaw Street, Bluff, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8457 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Cadets (3 years) AWMM
    • Territorials (2 years) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded - bullet close to heart and bullet wound to hand. Admitted 4 Field Ambulance, 1 NZGH, Middle East, and No. 1 NZ Hospital Ship 'Maunganui'. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Thomas and Minnie Roderique of Bluff

      His nephew says John (aka Ian) was wounded the same day as his brother Ian (aka Pat) Roderique (42242) was killed in action. Ian lived the remaining years with a bullet lodged too close to his heart to operate. While in the Allied Field Hospital (Battle of Sidi Rezegh), the hospital was overtaken by the Germans. The German doctor asked Ian which part of NZ he came from. Upon being told 'Bluff', the doctor told Ian that he had called into Bluff on a ship before the war and had walked up Bluff hill. Within a matter of hours, the Allies counter-attacked and the hospital returned to Allied control. Ian was then a POW without leaving his bed.

      After the war he did light labouring jobs as he was limited by the war disability AWMM
    • John ( but we always called him Uncle Ian) was my Nans older brother and she doted on him. He never said much about the war. He was always in a bit of pain from shrapnel but I recall him as being the most upbeat adult around when I was little. Public - Michael - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - actual conversation
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 October 1979 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Green Park Cemetery, Brighton Road, Waldronville, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Southland Times AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 155 AWMM
    • Southland Times AWMM
      Death notice: Southland Times AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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25 April 2017Michael Melbourne, AustraliaOther relative

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