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Ronald William Knap

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
    AC1 Public - John - Direct descendant - 31 July 2019 - Family Sources
  • Forenames
    Ronald William AWMM
  • Surname
    Knap AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ron Public - John - Direct descendant - 31 July 2019 - Family Sources
  • Service number
    • NZ4215877 AWMM
    • WWII 4215877 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Methodist Public - John - Direct descendant - 11 August 2019 - Military File

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    14 June 1923 Public - John - Direct descendant - 11 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Place of birth
    Turua Public - John - Direct descendant - 11 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Paeroa Public - John - Direct descendant - 31 July 2019 - Family Sources
    • Norwood Avenue, Paeroa Public - John - Direct descendant - 21 August 2019 - Family Papers
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Gustav Knap (Father)
    Daisy Maria Knap (Mother) Public - John - Direct descendant - 31 July 2019 - Family Sources
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - John - Direct descendant - 31 July 2019 - Family Sources

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Public - John - Direct descendant - 31 July 2019 - Family Sources
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4215877 AWMM
    • WWII 4215877 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    The War Medal 1939 - 1945
    The NZ War Medal
    The New Zealand Memorial Cross Public - John - Direct descendant - 11 August 2019 - Military Personnel File

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Attested at Paeroa on 23rd July 1941 Public - John - Direct descendant - 21 August 2019 - Family Papers
  • Occupation before enlistment
    NZ Railways Clerk based at Frankton Public - John - Direct descendant - 21 August 2019 - Family Papers
  • Age on enlistment
    18 Public - John - Direct descendant - 21 August 2019 - Family Papers

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John Gustave and Daisy Maria Knap, of Paeroa AWMM
    • Family Sources Public - John - Direct descendant - 11 August 2019 - Family Sources

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Pacific AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 November 1943 Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Age at death
    20 Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Place of death
    Nakety Bay, New Caledonia Public - John - Direct descendant - 21 August 2019 - Family Papers
  • Cause of death
    • Killed on Active Service AWMM
    • Passenger in a DC 3 that disappeared over the sea. Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Bourail Memorial New Caledonia Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Grave reference
    Panel 3 Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Bourail Memorial Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 3 Public - John - Direct descendant - 3 August 2019 - Family Sources

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 August 2019JohnWellington New ZealandDirect descendant

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