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Mervyn Henry Hodgson

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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
    Mervyn Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Hodgson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Blue Hodgson AWMM
    • Bluey Hodgson AWMM
  • Service number
    263388 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 August 1916 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    569 Church Street, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Florence Hodgson (wife), 569 Church Street, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 January 1943 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    263388 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained for approx. 6 months at Greytown & Tirau. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Manager/Civilian AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Burns to his hand and arm. Plane full of casualties flown to an American Air Base on another island. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Manager mechanic at Grundy's Garage & rental Cars, Palmerston North before enlistment

      Missed the boat in Auckland, so left from Wellington.

      Merv was brought home in June 1944, as an essential worker and he was sent to 'Glaxo' in Bunnythorpe. AWMM
    • He worked at the Bunnythorpe Garage on the 'Glaxo' trucks, he stayed at the Bunnythorpe Garage until his retirement. Lived in Feilding and had 6 children. Public - Barbara - Direct descendant - 3 August 2016 - family
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1988 Public Source
  • Date of death
    12/2/1988 Public - Allan - Researcher - 29 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Feilding Cemetery Public - Allan - Researcher - 29 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Block 5 Row 219 Plot 38 Public - Allan - Researcher - 29 December 2018 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 10: WW2 39 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 December 2018AllanFeildingResearcher
03 August 2016BarbaraFeilding New ZealandDirect descendant

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