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Ivan Thomas Forsman

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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 July 1922 AWMM Te ArohaWaikato AWMM
    Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 15 Elam Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Forsman (mother), 15 Elam St, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • 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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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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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


About death

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



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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