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John Herbert Malcolm

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Image 2: Large Group in Fiji - This image may be subject to copyright

Image 2: Large Group in Fiji - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Malcolm AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    47247 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 October 1913 AWMM OrbostVictoria AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 November 1940 AWMM 23 Corbett Scott Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D. Malcolm (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 August 1941 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    47247 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 November 1940 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Tamavua Hospital, Suva, Fiji 12 September 1941 to 15 September 1941 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Alexander Malcolm and Herilda Malcolm (nee Herbert)

    In October 1940 the main body of a force of brigade strength (B force) went to Suva, Fiji, in the Rangatira and HMS Monowai. They made three voyages , carrying over 900 men each time. After Japan entered the war, reinforcements reached Fiji in the Rangatira, Matua, Wahine and Monowai and by early 1942 the force had become the 3rd New Zealand Division. In July, however, the Division was relieved by Americans, and by the middle of August it was back in New Zealand in the role of Army reserve. Most of the troops came home in the USS President Coolidge. (Source : New Zealand in the Second World War Official History. Troopships) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 May 1989 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald May 1989 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Remembering my Uncle Jack my father's older brother. Best wishes to all his family from me.
    Public - Lynley Diane - Other relative - 6 May 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
      (copy) on file at Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: May 1989 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.140 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.264 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.128 AWMM

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06 May 2017Lynley DianeSydney, AustraliaOther relative

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