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Samuel John Luke

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  L_013. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel L_013. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel John AWMM
  • Surname
    Luke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ401438 AWMM
    • WWII 401438 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 May 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845612) LongfordIreland (Eire) RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs S. Luke (mother), Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Luke of Tauranga AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowning AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Samuel Luke was the son of William John and Sarah Elizabeth Kathleen Luke, of Tauranga, New Zealand.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended High Schools at Hamilton/Tauranga (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 1. B. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Sam was one of 17 "A/O's" from Course No. 9 at Ohakea in 1940 who embarked on the "Maunganui" November 8th, 1940 for service in the North Africa Campaign. I am preparing a write up about the 17 - which of the various Squadrons they were assigned to - their lives and war service - who survived and sadly who did not. I would love to hear from any of Sam's extended family.
    Public - Bryan - Researcher - 19 September 2023
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19 September 2023BryanNorth VancouverResearcher
30 June 2019BryanCanadaResearcher

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