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Esme Bright Carter

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Esme Bright AWMM
  • Surname
    Carter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    812003 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 July 1906 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 31 August 1942 AWMM Station Road, Kamo, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mabel Burnett Carter (mother), Station Road, Kamo, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    812003 AWMM
  • Military service
    WWSA AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 31 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    Home Duties AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Esme Carter enlisted in the Whangarei WWSA as a truck driver, c1941. In 1942 she joined the WAAC and served mainly in Whangarei before being posted to Noumea in 1944. However, with the Japanese advance the women were returned to New Zealand.

    Following her return Esme was posted to Papakura (17 August 1944), to Kamo (9 September 1944) then to Army Headquarters in Wellington (21 November 1944) and finally to Whangarei (3 July 1945). According to the family she worked in an Auckland ammunition factory for a time.

    The Auckland Museum's manuscripts collection contains further papers (paybook, discharge certificate, vehicle-related ephemera) relating to Esme Carter's war service (MS 2006/31). AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 17 AWMM
    • Williams, Barry. Papers relating to war service of Esme Bright Carter and Keith Selwyn Reid, 1941 - 1946. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/31. AWMM
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.p.17 AWMM