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Owen David Kinsella

Serviceman, Owen David Kinsella, in full military uniform. Owen died of his wounds on the first day during the Battle of Crete on 20 May 1941. Photograph (ref: SW1923-1965.00796) held by Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand : pukeariki.com - Please do not reproduce without permission from Puke Ariki. Contact images@pukeariki.com for more information.

Serviceman, Owen David Kinsella, in full military uniform. Owen died of his wounds on the first day …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen David AWMM
  • Surname
    Kinsella AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 35777 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 Unknown AWMM 34 Clemow Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr W.J. Kinsella (father), 34 Clemow Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 35777 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Owen Kinsella was the son of William Joseph Kinsella and of Emily Kinsella (nee Middlemiss), of Fitzroy, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM

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  • Thank you Uncle David for giving your life so young so that we may live. Remembered and spoken of fondly by your sister Ellen.
    Public - Sherril - Other relative - 26 August 2017
  • Will be in Crete to remember you on the 20th of May
    Public - Penny - Other relative - 9 May 2016

Sources

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  • Documents
    • 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 258 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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26 August 2017SherrilWhitiangaOther relative
09 May 2016PennyWellington, New ZealandOther relative
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