Oswald Kenneth Balzer Unknown date of birth - Died 7 December 1943 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number445107 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesOswald Kenneth AWMM SurnameBalzer AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number445107 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birthRotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesWhakarewrewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Ellen Balzer (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 Jul 1943 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number445107 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Nieuw Amsterdam AWMMPrivate AWMM; 28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Ellen Tuparahaki Balzer (nee Hunt) and Walter Gordon Balzer (24549) of Whakarewarewa, Rotorua.Raised by his mother, Ellen from an early age.Three sons, brothers Aubrey Huia Balzer (275754); Clarence Juna Victor Balzer (65181); and Oswald Kenneth Balzer (445107) kia, served in WW2. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death7 December 1943 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameSangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceIX. D. 16. AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMWhakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMMRotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Oswald Kenneth Balzer by laying a poppy. Aubrey Huia Balzer Clarence Juna Victor Balzer Oswald Kenneth Balzer Walter Gordon Balzer Robert Anderson Bamber Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Oswald Kenneth Balzer Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Sources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945. Personal pagehttp://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/soldier/oswald-kenneth-balzerFurther ReferenceCommonwealth War Graves Commission record.http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2377255Further ReferenceCody, J.F. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond 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. AWMMWW2 12: WW2 11 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.