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Arnold John Job

Group, WW2, 1941, 5 soldiers standing, some smoking, leaning against vehicle, machine gun in background. Message on back "Dear Mum, This snap was taken on the Cairo-Alexandria road when we were returning from Gierabub, Mar '41. Reading from left to right: Self [Ray Porter (14265)], Martin Crawford (in background), Jack Job (508), Bill Forbes, Jack Shepherd and Allan Nutt (14550). Love Ray xxx" - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, 1941, 5 soldiers standing, some smoking, leaning against vehicle, machine gun in backgro …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arnold John AWMM
  • Surname
    Job AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    508 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 August 1905 Public Source Broken HillNew South Wales Public Source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 4 Oak Vale Cottages, Albourne, Hassocks, Sussex, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I. Powell (sister), Box 35, Ngongataha, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 October 1939 Public source
    Age 35 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AldershotEngland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 Feet 10 Inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Nominal Roll lists next of kin as J.Powell (sister) , family informs us that her initial was I.Powell

    Husband of Alice Julia Lambert, married on 9/11/1943, she already had a son Lenard Alfred Lambert.(Source: Family Source)

    Father of two sons, Jonathan Alexander. who passed away in July 1951 from Leukemia and Frederick David Job. (Source: Family Source)

    They lived most of thier lives at 15 Leveson Street, Strathmore Park, Wellington. He worked as a baker for Adams Bruce Ltd, then in the later years for National Radiators Ltd in Kilburnie WN. He retired from work in the Early 70's due to ill health and died peacefully at home on the 2nd November 1977 at the age of 72 years. His ashes were interred with his sons at Karori Cemetery Wellington. Alice passed away on the 12th November 1979 at the age of 74 years.(Source: Family Source) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1977 Public Source
    Age 72 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Karori 435H, Public 3 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • L.R.D.G. Membership Roll February 1970. Long Range Desert Group (N.Z. Association). Auckland Museum EPH-W2-11-27. 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 240 AWMM
    • O'Carroll, B. (2000). The Kiwi scorpions : the story of the New Zealanders in the Long Range Desert Group. Devon, England: Token Publishing. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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