Oswald Kenneth Balzer Unknown date of birth - 7 December 1943 Key details Contribute › Service number445107 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birthRotoruaBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesWhakarewrewaRotoruaNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMWhakarewarewaRotoruaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Ellen Balzer (mother)WhakarewarewaRotoruaNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 21 July 1943 AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number445107 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM21 July 1943 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMNieuw Amsterdam AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion, B Company AWMM Report 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 Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death22 AWMM Date of death7 December 1943 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSangro River War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceIX. D. 16. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMWhakarewarewaTe Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial GatewayRotorua AWMMRotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report 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 Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.