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John Ambrose Crotty

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Borough of Newmarket, Newmarket War Memorial, Newmarket Auckland. Image provided by John Halpin 2014, CC BY John Halpin 2014

Borough of Newmarket, Newmarket War Memorial, Newmarket Auckland. Image provided by John Halpin 2014 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • John Ambrose AWMM
    • John Ambrose Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - 'By Statutory declaration declares his true name to be CROTTY, John Ambrose by which name he will in future be known effective 4 November 1918' - Military personnel file
  • Surname
    Crotty AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Paddy O'Brien AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1136a AWMM
    • WWII 15031 AWMM
    • ANF1292 Public - Keith - Researcher - 20 November 2019 - Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 6 December 1893 AWMM AWMM
    • 6 December 1893 Public Source
    • 6 December 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    • 06 December 1893 Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
    • 06 December 1893 Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Military personnel file
  • Place of birth
    • Auckland, North Island, New Zealand Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
    • Auckland, North Island, New Zealand Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Military personnel file
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Was a sailor in the Navy Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Military personnel file
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs E. Crotty (mother), Station Street, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs Elizabeth Crotty (wife), 3 Mays Road, Te Papapa, Onehunga AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Medal roll advises that he "R[an]" and as a deserter he forfeit his entitlement to medals. He deserted to enlist in the NZEF in October 1914, and did not reveal his true birth name until 4 November 1918, according to his army service record. Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - NZEF Military personnel file and Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1
    • 1914-1915 Star Public - Keith - Researcher - 25 October 2019 - Military personnel file
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) Public - Keith - Researcher - 25 October 2019 - Military personnel file
    • Victory Medal Public - Keith - Researcher - 25 October 2019 - Military personnel file
    • Victory Medal Public - Keith - Researcher - 25 October 2019 - Military personnel file
    • Victory Medal Public - Keith - Researcher - 25 October 2019 - Military personnel file

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    16 October 1914 Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Military personnel file
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Soldier/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • WW2 20 November 1939 AWMM
    • WW2 Linesman and motor-driver AWMM
      AWMM
    • Enlisted as Boy 2nd Class on 19 May 1909. Engagement commenced on 18th birthday Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farming Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • 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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  • Enlisted as Paddy O'Brien 12/1136 in the First World War according to the Nominal Roll listing and the Military Personnel File (service records). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1959 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 August 1959 Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Military personnel file sheet 30 of 85
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, North Island, New Zealand Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 October 2019 - Military personnel file sheet 30 of 85
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    The Borough of Newmarket War Memorial, Auckland Council Archives AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 November 2019KeithLondonResearcher

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