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William Anthony Devescovi

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This i …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Devescovi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Malaya 73883 AWMM
    • Jayforce 815800 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 September 1927 Martyn GreymouthGrey District Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM P.O. Box 7, Government Bldgs., Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mr. J.S. Devescovi, Waiuta (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Navigator Martyn
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.34 Clerk/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.34
    WellingtonNew Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.34
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Flying Officer Devescovi's brother, Mr John Devescovi of Blenheim, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 December 1956 AWMM
    MalaysiaSoutheast Asia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cheras Road Civil Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia AWMM Row 32 Grave 1224 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo, Vietnam Memorial AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Thinking of you today as I do often...and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers today Uncle Tony x
    Public - Ann-maree - Direct descendant - 25 April 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Laine Moger, 'The return: soldiers' bodies returned home to New Zealand', www.stuff.co.nz
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/106427834/The-return-Soldiers-bodies-returned-home-to-New-Zealand
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.34 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.164 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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25 April 2016Ann-maree New ZealandDirect descendant

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