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Frederick John Grier McPike

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick John Grier AWMM
  • Surname
    McPike AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack AWMM
    • Fred AWMM
  • Service number
    NZD 943 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 September 1911 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 111 Shackleton Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Josephine McPike (mother), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married/WWII AWMM
    Married, 2 children 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
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 15 AWMM
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Temporarily blind (Aden) 1942/43 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Stroke AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Worked for New Zealand Railways after the war.

    HMS Dunedin and HMS Diomede were 'd' class cruisers. On the 2nd of September 1942 the first Naval Radio Station was opened in Waiouru: the Naval Wireless Telegraphy Station, and was officially commissioned as HMNZS Irirangi on October the 30th 1951.During WWII personnel bore the burden of dealing with thousands of signals, ensuring they reached their delegated destinations around the world. They received several messages of recognition and praise for their efforts. (Source: http://www.navy.mil.nz/). Land based navy base HMNZS Irirangi, near Waiouru.Waiouru is an Army base in the centre of the North Island,"HMNZS" designation is an honorary one. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1 January 1971 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 2-3 January 1971 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Personnel - Demobilisation - Monthly list of personnel demobilised [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465794) AWMM

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