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Roland Augustus McGurk

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roland Augustus AWMM
  • Surname
    McGurk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    60376 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
    WW2 1941 AWMM 38 Monaghan Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs W.M. McGurk (w.), 38 Monaghan Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    60376 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 1941 2NZEF Nom Roll 5 Manager/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 5
    2NZEF Nom Roll 5
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roland McGurk was the son of Jack and Margaret McGurk, of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand; husband of Winifred McGurk, of Palmerston North. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXVIII. G. 23. 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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  • I am the oldest of two daughters my sister Margaret is now79 and this year I will be 81. My sister lives in Wellington and I live in Auckland. I have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I have always missed my father and wondered what would have happened if he had lived. He was far too young to die.u
    Public - Antoinette - Child - 17 August 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2117366
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.132 AWMM

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