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Full Name
James Samuel Johnson
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
James Samuel
Surname
Johnson
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
62670
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs M. Johnson (wife), C/o Sister Jessie, 70 Union Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
High Street, Opotiki, New Zealand
Military District
Opotiki
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 180
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
4 November 1942
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1942
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
XI. J. 4.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
James Samuel Johnson was the son of Hohana and Motoi Johnson, of Opotiki; husband of Millie Johnson, of Taneatua
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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