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Michael Joseph Cusack

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Family photograph, Private Cusack in uniform with mother Bridget and 2 sisters Rose and Anne - This image may be subject to copyright

Family photograph, Private Cusack in uniform with mother Bridget and 2 sisters Rose and Anne - This …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Cusack AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mick AWMM
  • Service number
    35803 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 December 1917 AWMM CorduffMonaghan AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 April 1940 AWMM c/- W.H. Donovan, Rangitumau, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Bridget Cusack (mother), 53 Villa Street, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    35803 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      12 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Patrick Michael Cusack, and of Bridget Mary Cusack (nee McDonald), of Rangitumau, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Emigrated to New Zealand with his widowed mother and three sisters in 1927.

    Listed as missing 14 August 1941, reclassified as killed in action on 26 April 1941 and the next of kin notified in 2 April 1946

    Messages of condolence sent to sister as next of kin, Miss Anne Cusack, 53 Villa Street, Masterton

    Listed on Nominal Roll as farmer AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    GreeceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 14. E. 18. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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/2932008
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. 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 111 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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