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John Shaw Phelps

Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, (photo John Halpin November 2011) - CC BY John Halpin

Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, (photo John Halpin November 2011) - CC BY John Halpin


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Shaw AWMM
  • Surname
    Phelps AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 May 1829 AWMM SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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, New Zealand Wars AWMM
      Wounded at Rangiriri with a penetrating wound of the abdomen, ball lodged, dangerously wounded AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed as dangerously wounded in the Nominal Roll of Killed and Wounded at Rangiriri, 20th November 1863 (AJHR 1863) with a note of death, aged 33 with 9 years in military service. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1863 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    RangiririWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Symonds Street Cemetery, 105 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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