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Harold Gear Paton

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Gear AWMM
  • Surname
    Paton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26275 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 11 Gunson Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 11 Gunson Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Press photographer/Civilian AWMM
    Chief Photographer, Auckland Star 1953-1979 AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs G. E. Paton (mother), 20 Elgin Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs C. Paton (wife), 16 Tasman Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married three times, his third wife was Olive; father of three daughters

    Served as the Official War Photographer in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria with General Bernard Freyberg

    Served in the Pacific with the National Film Unit, and produced films about the Guadalcanal and Green Island campaigns AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 2010 AWMM
    Age 90 AWMM
    Welcome BayBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 16 October 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: 16 October 2010 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 369 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 150 AWMM
    • Paton, H. (2003). Private Paton's Pictures: Behind the lines with kiwi soldiers in North Africa, 1941-1943. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin Books. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 16 October 2010 AWMM