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John William Macey

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Macey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 547046 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 March 1910 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 25 Hackett St., Ponsonby, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. A.E. Macey, 25 Hackett St., Ponsonby, Auckland (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.248 Motorman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.248
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.248
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Son of Frederick J. and Gertrude M. Macey.

    Husband of Agnes Evelyn Macey, of Ponsonby, Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 March 1944 CWGC
    Age 34 AWMM
    CassinoItaly CWGC
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    VI. D. 22, Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI.D.22. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • John, known to me as Jack, is my Great Uncle, my Father was named after him.
    I was privileged to visit his grave in the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Monte Cassino Italy in 2010.
    An immaculately kept cemetery, we were extremely proud to visit, I hope to return one day, and spend more time in Cassino.
    Public - Nigel Patrick - Other relative - 16 February 2022
  • John is my great uncle, the one that wasn´t here for me to meet, but of which my father´s family would often speak about.
    Public - Sean - Other relative - 18 October 2019
  • I have found a photograph of John William Macey's grave at Cassino with original white cross amongst my late father's WW2 papers etc. Dad was also in 27 Battalion. I would love to be able to return it to the family if I can locate them.
    Public - Linda - 12 June 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.248 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Kay, R. (1958). p. 521. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 February 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
16 February 2022Nigel PatrickPerth, Western AustraliaOther relative
18 October 2019SeanAuckland NZ & Valencia SpainOther relative
12 June 2016LindaLevinOther

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