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Full Name
Sir John Malfroy Staveley
Rank Last Held
Major
Forename(s)
Sir John Malfroy
Surname
Staveley
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
11726
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
30 August 1914
Place of Birth
Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Medical Practitioner
Next of Kin
Mrs E.C. Staveley (wife), 152 Albert Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
C/o Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
6th Field Ambulance
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 450
Other Units
2 Field Transfusion Unit
Military Awards
  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE)
  • Military Cross (MC)
Award Circumstances
KBE. 1980
Last Unit Served
2 New Zealand General Hospital
Place of Death
Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
14 May 2006
Age at Death
91
Year of Death
2006
Cemetery Name
Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand
Obituary
Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, May 2006
Biographical Notes
  • Husband of Elvira (died 1992); father of Tessa and John.
  • Patron, New Zealand Haemophilia Society, Member of New Zealand Alpine Club, Auckland Astronomical Society.
Postwar Occupation
Haematologist
Further References
Stout (1956) p 123-124
Sources Used
  • New Zealand Herald
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Stout, T.D.M. [1956] New Zealand Medical Services in the Middle East and Italy. Wellington, Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy at URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Medi.html
  • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch: Regal Medals.
  • Whos who in New Zealand. (1951 - 1991). Wellington : A.H. & A.W. Reed.
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