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John Charles Mallon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Mallon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 42719 AWMM
    • WWII NZ42719 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 42719 AWMM
    • WWII NZ42719 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
    France AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 10 December 1940 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Shot down and wounded 08/10/1940 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Mallon was the son of Alexander and Dora Christabel Mallon, of Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • John Charles Mallon was the son of Alexander and Dora Christabel Mallon from Bell Block, Taranaki. He joined the Civil Reserve as a pilot in 1938 and received his initial flying instruction at Bell Block. He joined the RAF and left for England in 1939 where he received further training before he was posted to 53 Squadron in France. He was involved in the evacuation of the British forces from the beaches of Dunkirk. His aircraft was shot down over France and his body was recovered and buried in the Guines Communal Cemetery, France. In Westminster Abbey there is a memorial window dedicated to honour airmen of the Commonwealth who died during the Battle of Britain. The name of JC Mallon is inscribed beneath this memorial. Jack’s older brother Thomas Alexander Mallon was also killed during World War Two on 12 March 1945. Public - Louise - Researcher - 28 September 2019 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC# SW1943.0603 & SW1946.1013
      Retrieved from https://collection.pukeariki.com/objects/41394 and https://collection.pukeariki.com/objects/47146
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 October 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Guines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France AWMM Grave 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] - Historical Items - Battle of Britain Roll of Honour, July - October 1940. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ADQA 17263 AIR118/109/77e (R17845784) AWMM

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28 September 2019Louise New Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher

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