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Barton Wicksteed

  • Service number
    33682 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Roll of honour, Korean War Memorial 1950-53, Dove-Meyer Robinson Park, Parnell, Auckland. Names: ALLNATT Edward William (name incorrectly spelt as 'Allanatt' on memorial), BAILEY Allwyn , BERRY Peter Rex, BURBUROUGH John Ewing, CARSON Ramon Deane, CLARK Ivo Raymond, COMPTON Robert Edward, COOK Gordon Brian, COOPER Leslie John, COOPER William Henry, DICKSON Wallace Bruce, FIELDEN Dennis Siddall, FRITH Mervyn Frederick, GRIFFITHS Eric James, HUMM Herbert Lester, JACKSON Donald Cameron, LONG Richard George, MacDONALD Ronald, McDONALD Ray, McLAUGHLIN Edward Michael Noel, McRAE John, MARCHIONI Robert Edward, MAY Arthur, MOLLINSON Peter James, MORTIMER Raymond Herbert, MURRAY Lyn, NGATAI Dickson, O'NEIL Thomas Mervyn, PERCIVAL Frank Osmond, POYNTON Frederick Terence, REID Reginald James, RODGERS Douglas Neville, SCAHILL James Martin Conrad, SHORTLAND Joseph, TAIATINI Thomas Te Hau, TAYLOR Colin Franklin, UNSWORTH Robert James, VUGLER Cedric John, WAITAPU Dennis, WATSON Jefford Rex, WHANGAPIRITA Bruce, WICKSTEED Barton, PARKER (WILLIAMS) Frederick William. Image © Auckland Museum CC BY.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Barton AWMM
  • Surname
    Wicksteed AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    33682 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    29 May 1910 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW2 Teacher AWMM
    • He was selected in 1928 to attend the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in England. He left NZ in Public - Mike - Child - 27 April 2017 - Personnel File
  • Post war occupation
    Barton Wicksteed was a career soldier Public - Mike - Child - 27 April 2017 - Personnel file
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E Wicksteed (wife), Grand Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown Married AWMM
    • Married to Eileen Hancock whom he met while at Sandhurst. Public - Mike - Child - 27 April 2017 - Family papers


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    33682 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Regular Force 1928-45 AWMM
    • 1942-1944 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
    3 Division Artillery AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 3rd Division (IP) AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • Served with Regular Force 1928-45

    3 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1942-44 (Pacific)

    Served with Kayforce 1951-52

    Served as Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster-General (British Commonwealth Forces Korea) 2 April 1951 - 4 August 1952

    "At Pusan, several New Zealanders were under BCFK Sub-Area command, for example, the ordnance personnel and provosts, who were integrated into British units. A New Zealander, Major Barton Wicksteed, a former regular officer who had joined Kayforce from England, was also serving at Taegu as BCFK deputy-adjutant and quartermaster-general." (McGibbon 1996, Vol. 2, p. 194)

    "Major Wicksteed, the deputy adjutant and quartermaster-general in HQ Britcom Korean Base, was still stationed at Taegu, where he also commanded the British Liaison Detachment at 8th Army Headquarters. Following his death in August 1952, Major Trevor Atchley and Major Alan Cooper successively would also hold his appointment." (McGibbon 1996, Vol. 2, p. 276) AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    42 AWMM
  • Date of death
    4 August 1952 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed on Active Service AWMM
  • Place of death
    Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    Further Reference
  • 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
      WW2 9: WW2 425 AWMM
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Vol. II: Combat Operations,1996, pp. 194, 276, 371, 393, 413. AWMM


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