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Robert Stewart Nicol

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Portrait, Cairo, 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Stewart AWMM
  • Surname
    Nicol AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    22095 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22095 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Electrical wireman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Gun shot wound - left leg - admitted Helwan Hospital 31 July 1941 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Stroke AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Entered Papakura Military Camp 19 January 1940

    Lance Corporal Nicol served with the Intelligence Section, 21st Battalion under the command of Captain J.H. Money and was issued with silk maps normally only distributed to officers

    Robert asked for his ashes to be scattered at sea. His son who went to Crete with him in 2001 has kept some of the ashes which he hopes to take back to Crete to scatter there.

    Items in the Auckland War memorial Collections belonging to Bob Nicol: accession no 1999.226.1 silk escape map of Italy with enlargement of Swiss Border; accession no 1999.226.2 silk escape map ofCyrenaica (incl Crete, Libya etc)

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001. DoB also listed as 10 February AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    9 August 2001 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    TakapunaNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • 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 139 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Cody, J. (1953). p. 135, 443-447 AWMM