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William Peter Harding

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  • Service number
    39344 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Harding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39344 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Welder AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 31 Garfield Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ada Ingersoll (mother), 31 Garfield Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39344 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
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Temporary Sergeant 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 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Peter Harding was the son of William Harding and of Ada Harding (nee Cook); husband of Flora Harding, of Takahiwai, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Brother of Pte Stewart Harding buried in Faenza War Cemetery, Italy Public - Aroha Frances - Other relative - 26 April 2016 - Family whakapapa (related through Ada Cook). He and his brother are also listed on the Roll of Honours board at Waikare Marae. There is some confusion over his military enlistment number: it appears as 502782 on the CWGC website, your website lists him as 802782
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    22 May 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Crete, Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Crete AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM
  • Grave reference
    11. A. 20. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
26 April 2016Aroha FrancesClaygate, Surrey, UKOther relative