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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:
  • 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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