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John Selwyn Kempthorne

Portrait, Weekly News 24 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 24 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Selwyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Kempthorne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 13122 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
    Penisnsular Station, Tinui, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss K.M. Kempthorne (sister), Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 13122 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Kempthorne was the son of Arthur Selwyn Kempthorne and Harriet Marie Kempthorne, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School.

    Sporting champion for swimming, in the rugby 1st VX and cricket 1st X1. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    LibyaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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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/2123004
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 253 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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