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John Pavlovich

Headstone, Wellsford Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) - This image may be subject to copyright
Headstone, Wellsford Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) - This … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Pavlovich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Paulovich AWMM
  • Service number
    3/8200 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3/8200 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Electrocuted in a work accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "HOME GUARD MEMBERS. CONTACT WITH POWER LINES. Two members of the home Guard were killed on Monday afternoon whilst erecting a telephone wire at Wharehine, about eight miles from Wellsford. They were – Mr. John Pavlovich, single, aged 54 of Te Arai. Mr. William Albert Parkes, single aged 22 of Snell Street Warkworth.

    A group of Home Guardsmen under the direction of the Post and Telegraph Department faults team, was erecting the telephone wire beneath a span of the Waitemata Electric Power Board‘s 11.000 volt high-tension line. The telephone wire was held by a binder almost directly beneath the high-tension line. When the telephone line was strained the binder broke and the wire made contact with the power line. The two men who had been pulling on the line were killed instantly.

    The manager of the Power Board Mr. A. Main said yesterday that the board’s high-tension line had been erected in accordance with the regulations and there was adequate clearance between it and the wire being erected." New Zealand Herald 8th. December 1942

    Listed as Paulovich on the Roll of Honour, Wellsford RSA. CWGC name unit as New Zealand Infantry and age at death as 58 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    WharehineNorth Auckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wellsford Cemetery, 80 School Road, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM Block 1 Row R3 Plot 64 Seq 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Wellsford War Memorial, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellsford War Memorial Library, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellsford RSA, 1 Olympus Road, Wellsford AWMM

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