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Ivan Thomas Forsman

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  • Service number
    436274 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ivan Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Forsman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    436274 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Catholic, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    10 July 1922 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Glass Cutter AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 15 Elam Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Forsman (mother), 15 Elam St, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Jul 1943 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    436274 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 20 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Nieuw Amsterdam AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Infantry Brigade AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 10th Reinforcements 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ivan Forsman was the son of Rangi (54681) and Mary Ruby Forsman.

    According to his sister, Ivan Forsman put his age up one year so that he could enlist, hence the discrepancy between his age on records.

    Killed in Action by a sniper. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    7 April 1945 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Senio River, Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Senio River, Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Faenza War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    IV. B. 7. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice, New Zealand Herald AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald 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 64 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice, New Zealand Herald AWMM