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John Gavin Thompson Shanks

Headstone, Kaukapakapa Public Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Headstone, Kaukapakapa Public Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Gavin Thompson AWMM
  • Surname
    Shanks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 21541 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie Shanks (mother), Kaukapakapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21541 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died under anaesthetic of dilation to the heart following pleuritic adhesion of the lungs and an abscess AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Gavin and Jessie Shanks, of Kaukapakapa AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 October 1920 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kaukapakapa Public Cemetery, South Kaipara Co-operating Parish (Anglican/Methodist), junction Peak Road & SH 16, Kaukapakapa, Rodney District, New Zealand AWMM Lot 89C AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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25 May 2020Warwick BruceAuckland N.ZOther relative
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