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Kenneth Weston Papps

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Weston AWMM
  • Surname
    Papps AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30918 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 88 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.N. Papps (mother), Tanet Road, Tauranga, 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
    30918 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

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 or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Kenneth Papps was the son of Herbert Weston Papps and of Hilda Mary Papps (nee Ashley), of Christchurch, New Zealand.

    He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • 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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Leave a tribute or memory of Kenneth Weston Papps

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  • An only son & brother, who never returned home - an uncle we never got to meet. We honour his ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
    Public - Jill - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • Kenneth is my uncle whom I never got to meet. RIP and you live in my family memories as my Mum's brother.
    Public - Glennis - Other Relative - 18 March 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2123649
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record 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
      WW2 3: WW2 365 AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2015JillChristchurch, New ZealansdOther Relative
18 March 2015Glennis Hamilton, New ZealandOther Relative
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