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Desmond Laurence Hargraves

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  • Service number
    451540 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    20 Armoured Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Laurence AWMM
  • Surname
    Hargraves AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    451540 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 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 13, p.51
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 Single/WWII 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
    451540 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1944 2NZEF Nom. Roll 13, p.51
    Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 13, p.51
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Trooper 2NZEF Nom. Roll 13, p.51
    Armoured Brigade 2NZEF Nom. Roll 13, p.51
    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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    20 Armoured Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Elwyn Laurence Hargraves and of Gladys Hargraves (nee Lee), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 September 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Italy AWMM
  • Death notes
    Italy AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy AWMM
  • Grave reference
    V. E. 6. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.51 AWMM