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Neil Thomas Caradus

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  • Service number
    30505 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW2 Warrant Officer Class 2 AWMM
    New Zealand Intelligence Corps, Divisional Intelligence Section, Cipher Section AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, Sergeant Neil Caradus, Wellington in 1943 when he was home from the Middle East on furlough - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Neil Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Caradus AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30505 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    5 September 1918 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Banker/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Career with ANZ Bank/Civilian AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 16 Jan 1940 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr E. Caradus (father), 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr E. Caradus (father), 31 Kainui Road, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 01 May 1940 Single AWMM
    • Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • El Alamein AWMM
    • Libya AWMM
    • Tripolitania AWMM
    • Tunisia AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30505 AWMM
  • Military service
    • High School Cadets AWMM
    • New Zealand Intelligence Corps, Divisional Intelligence Section, Cipher Section AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Camp AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 January 1940 AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 21 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Empress of Britain AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Headquarters, 2nd Division AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Second Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
    Full upper dentures and partial lower AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 24 May 1945 AWMM
    Warrant Officer Class 2 AWMM
    New Zealand Intelligence Corps, Divisional Intelligence Section, Cipher Section AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joan, they married on the 2 February 1946; father of David and Helen.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    12 June 2009 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    • Cremated AWMM
    • Pyes Pa RSA Cemetery, Tauranga Public - David - Child - 23 April 2015 - I am Neils son
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 June 2009 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 32 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 22 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 June 2009 AWMM

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