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John Omri Beaver

Portrait of Sergeant John Paul Beaver MM. Archives New Zealand AALZ 25044  2/ F953. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant John Paul Beaver MM. Archives New Zealand AALZ 25044 2/ F953. Image may be sub …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Omri AWMM
  • Surname
    Beaver AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Paul AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 1/565 AWMM
    • WWII 618189 AWMM
    • WWI 8344 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1892 AWMM BlackpoolEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Paul Beaver (father), Beach Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Maud Beaver, Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


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
    • WW1 11 August 1914 AWMM AWMM
    • WW1 14 September 1915 AWMM SydneyNew South Wales AWMM
    • WW2 10 June 1940 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Collapsed while on duty, death "attributable to Military Service". AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Paul Beaver and of Mary Jane Beaver (nee Holmes), of Devonport, Auckland.

      Husband of Maud Beaver, Kohimarama, Auckland AWMM
    • In 1920, he married Maude Lenox LANGDALE. They had three daughters. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 2 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
    • His brother Jonathan BEAVER (10/1413) was also enlisted with the NZEF. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 2 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    1 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 50 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Columbarium Niche Wall Old Row C, Plot 210. Reinterred and marked by a plaque in the chapel lawn AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    COLLAPSE IN STREET, ARMY OFFICER'S DEATH - A returned soldier of the last war, now serving as a motor transport officer, Lieutenant John Beaver, MM, aged 50, collapsed and died about 7.20 this morning near the Auckland Harbour Board's workshops in Quay Street, city. His wife is Mrs. Maud Beaver, of 16, Eltham Road Kohimarama. An inquest was opened this afternoon and adjourned after evidence of identification had been taken. (AUCKLAND STAR, 1 MAY 1943) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 29 October 2018 - Papers past
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Waikumete WW2 cremation memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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02 December 2018SandraWaipuResearcher

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