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Roy Henry Nairn

Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 2 (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Papakura-Karaka War Memorial View 2 (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Nairn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2980 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 Hunua, via Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr G.S. Nairn (father), Hunua, via Papakura, Auckland New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2980 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 Farmer/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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roy Nairn was the son of Gerald Sainsbury Nairn and of Harriet Nairn (nee Blackwell), of Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 6. B. 14. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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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/936962
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.131 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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