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Offline Jean Price

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Prettejohns, Norman
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 06:31 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,
I am at a loss to find anything more about this man other that what is on the Auckland Cenotaph site, his mother's will, and a brief mention of being a POW in 1942 from Papers Past.
He was obviously born after 1917 as he is not listed on BDM's.
Be warned - this surname can be spelt Prettyjohn, Prettejohn, and Prettijohn. All with or without the "s" at the end.
To find when and where he died would be wonderful.
Thank you,
Jean
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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 06:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello Jean,

Could this be him?

1997/56244   Prettejohns   Norman Withicomb   22 September 1918


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 07:11 GMT (UK) »
minniehaha, that is brilliant.
Withecombe is a family name.
He definitely belongs to the family I am looking at.
Thank you
Jean

PS Why on earth did I not find that entry!!!!!
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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 07:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jean,

Here is a snippet if you can track it down.

Last Post - RSA Publication

Name : PRETTEJOHNS N W
Date : 21 Nov 1997
Register Number : 8154
War : Regiment
WWII : 20Bn Ex-POW
Place : Auckland
Year Published : 1998
Season Published : February

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KHP
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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 07:24 GMT (UK) »
Purewa cemetery records:

Surname   PRETTEJOHNS
First Names   Norman Withcomb
Age   79 Years
Gender   Male
Date of Death   21 Nov 1997
Religion   Orthodox
Serial No   68858
Date of Service and/or Interment   24 Nov 1997
Type Of Service   
Funeral Director   Chanel Funeral Home, P O Box 74571, Epsom, AUCKLAND
Ashes Disposal   Returned
Book Of Remembrance   Yes


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 January 18 21:15 GMT (UK) »
Thank you this time to KHP and minniehaha,

I now know where he is buried, with perhaps a wife also at Purewa.

Regards
Jean
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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 January 18 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jean,

Both lots of ashes were returned to the FD by Purewa,there is an entry for Joyce in Memory tree

http://www.amemorytree.co.nz/personnotices.php?personid=250515

A connection to Christchurch maybe?

Cheers Janette

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Re: Prettejohns, Norman
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 January 18 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Janette,

Yes, he was born in Christchurch, so the publication in the "Press" does make sense. Perhaps she was too - more investigations to be done.

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Jean
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