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Andrew Albert James Mitchell

21st Battalion Roll of Honour, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

21st Battalion Roll of Honour, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew Albert James AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62125 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1 August, 1917 Public - Alan Mark - Other relative - 20 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, NZ Public - Alan Mark - Other relative - 20 April 2016 - family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 84 Beresfrod Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Mitchell (mother), 84 Beresfrod Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62125 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 Canvas worker/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • THE SINKING OF SS CHAKDINA Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 20 July 2017 - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/chakdina.html

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Hugh and Catherine Mary Mitchell of Panmure, Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
    November 28, 1941 Public - Alan Mark - Other relative - 26 February 2016 - old newspaper Obituaries clipping.
  • Age at death
    24 Public - Alan Mark - Other relative - 26 February 2016 - old newspaper Obituaries clipping.
  • Place of death
    Libya Public - Alan Mark - Other relative - 26 February 2016 - old newspaper Obituaries clipping.
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • The sinking of SS Chakdina Public - Michael - Direct descendant - 1 August 2017 - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/chakdina.html
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    In loving memory of our dear son Andrew, killed in action. Libya, November 28, 1941.
    Three sad years have passed away,
    But still we miss you every day;
    Sweetest memories, fond and true,
    Will always remain, dear Andy of you.

    Inserted by his loving mother and father. Public - Alan Mark - Other relative - 26 February 2016 - from an old newspaper Obituaries clipping.
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • It would of been a great honor to meet you in person Andy. You/are my Granduncle, brother to Alexander Mitchell. I've been following your life's story for many years now. Alexander left me you're medals. I will look after them till i leave them for my children someday, I'll tell them your story, one of how brave you were and what sacrifices you made for your country and family. Rest in piece. Lest We Forget. The Soldiers above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldiers who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.. -Douglas MacArthur
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Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 August 2017MichaelNew ZealandDirect descendant
23 July 2017EllaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
20 April 2016Alan MarkAuckland, NZOther relative

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