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John Warrington Newlands



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Warrington AWMM
  • Surname
    Newlands AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    17776 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 August 1915 AWMM AWMM
    Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 24 London Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.E. Newlands (wife), 24 London Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Jul 1940-31 March 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    17776 AWMM
  • Military service
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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • John New Lands was the son of William and Katharine Newlands; husband of June Elwyn Newlands, of Green Island, Otago, New Zealands

    Medical officer at Maadi Camp in 1941

    Circumstances of death: Lt. Newlands embarked at Navplion ( now Nauplia), Greece on the troopship "Slamat" as part of the evacuation of Greece by the Allied Forces. The troopship was attacked by German planes and sunk on 27 April 1941.

    The 11,636 ton Dutch passenger liner was taken over for service as a troop transport and while engaged in the evacuation of British and New Zealand troops from Greece, she was attacked for the second time by German aircraft of Luftwaffe JG-77 and sank with the loss of 193 men. Of the troops on board, around 700 were rescued by the destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Wryneck, both of which were later bombed and sunk, drowning most of the survivors of the Slamat. There was one officer, 41 seamen and 8 soldiers saved from this triple disaster, leaving a death toll of 843 men. (Source : 8 New Zealanders were aboard the "Slamat" on 27 April 1941 (Source: To Greece by W.G. McClymont, page 430.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • McClymont, W. (1959). To Greece. Wellington, N.Z.: Department Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      To Greece by W.G. McClymont, page 430. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.350 AWMM
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