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Richard Denis Lay

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Denis AWMM
  • Surname
    Lay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Dick AWMM
    • Richard Dennis Lay AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 653546 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 February 1926 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 16 Cameron St., Ashburton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. H.M. Lay, 16 Cameron St., Ashburton (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.74 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.74
    AshburtonCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.74
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 October 2014 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    North Shore CityAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 4 October 2014. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.74 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 2 October 2015 AWMM
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