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William Edward John McCourt

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  M_004. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel M_004. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward John AWMM
  • Surname
    McCourt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1623 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
    Unknown AWMM 76 Canal Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Turner (sister), Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1623 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
    WW2 Gardener/Civilian AWMM
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  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William McCourt was the son of Frederick McCourt, and of Catherine McCourt (nee Patience), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. K. 14. 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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  • We never met but we will never forget.
    Public - Carolyn Grace - Other Relative - 2 May 2015
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02 May 2015Carolyn GraceTaipa, Northland Other Relative

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