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Ralph Lyndon McClure

Corporal R L McClure in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Lyndon AWMM
  • Surname
    McClure AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mac AWMM
  • Service number
    209721 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1921 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
    Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 February 1941 AWMM Te Akau, R D, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.H. McClure (mother), Te Akau, R D (Ngaruawahia), New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • 4 Waikato Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • Waiouru AWMM
    • Hopuhopu AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 4 February 1941 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shrapnel wounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to hospital at Bari for 3 months AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Next of Kin in Corporal McClure's Paybook is listed as:

    Mr R E L McClure, Te Akau, R D Ngaruawahia.. This differs from that given in the nominal roll which is Mrs M H McClure (mother)

    Ashes scattered on the McClure farm at Pepepe Valley R D 2 Huntly AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 June 1993 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald and Waikato Times 22 June 1993 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.242 AWMM