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Oswald Kenneth Balzer

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  • Service number
    445107 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oswald Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Balzer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    445107 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Whakarewrewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ellen Balzer (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 Jul 1943 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Italy AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    445107 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Nieuw Amsterdam AWMM
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    7 December 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    IX. D. 16. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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