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Philip Joseph Kent

Photograph of Private Philip (Phil) Kent writing home from the Western Desert. From the collection of Arthur William (Moss) Squire 16770, 23 Battalion. Image kindly provided by Roger Sommerville (August 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Kent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Phil AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 17193 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 19 Theodosia St., Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. F.M. Kent (wife), 19 Theodosia St., Timaru AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 17193 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.190 Cabinetmaker/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.190
    TimaruCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.190
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Philip Kent was the son of Henry Kent and of Mary Kent (nee Neville), of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Florence Margaret Kent, of Timaru. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    II. E. 2., El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.190 AWMM
    • Roger Sommerville, ed., Moss's war 1941-1988: new worlds and lives on hold, Tokoroa, N.Z.: Creative Vision NZ AWMM
      p.34, p.61; p.63; p.82; p.112 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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