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Full Name
John Corcoran
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Corcoran
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
39740
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Quarry hand
Next of Kin
Mr Corcoran (father), Waiharara, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
125 Great North Rd., Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 41
POW Action prior to Capture
Crete
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Austria
Date of Death
13 May 1945
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1945
Memorial Name
  • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Biographical Notes
John Corcoran was the son of Michael and Martha Corcoran.
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • CommonwealthWar Graves Commission URL http://www.cwgc.org
  • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8.

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