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Horace Venning Lindon

2nd NZEF, 6963 Pte H V LINDON, NZ Infantry, died 7 August 1945 aged 28.
He is buried in the Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne
Blk S Plot 181

Pte Horace V LINDON

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Venning AWMM
  • Surname
    Lindon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 6963 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1916 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    son of Isaac Avory & Eleanor Agnes LINDON of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Care of N.Z.R., Otoko, Gisborne AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. I.A. Lindon, care of Post-office, Waerenga-o-kuri, Gisborne (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6963 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.110 Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.110
    GisborneGisborne 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.110
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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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

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About death

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  • Death
    7 August 1946 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery
    181. WW 2 Soldiers' Area. AWMM Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne AWMM
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  • Obituary
    MR. HORACE LINDON An inmate of the Cook Hospital for most of the three years he had been back in New Zealand after service with the Second N.Z.E.F. Mr. Horace V. Lindon. aged 28. died in the hospital early this morning. The youngest son of Mr. Lindon and the late Mrs. I. Lindon, Waerenga-o-kuri, Mr. Lindon was born in Gisborne and received his education at the Convent and Marist Brothers schools. A veteran of the Second Echelon, he served with the headquarters company of the 22nd Battalion through the Greece and Crete campaigns and was invalided back to New Zealand after the evacuation of Crete. He was treated at the Wellington Hospital for a short period and was then transferred to the Cook Hospital, where he remained for almost three years.
    Apart from his father, surviving members of his family include his elder brother, Mr. C. Lindon, Levin, and four sisters, Miss E. Lindon, Gisborne. Mrs. R. Morris, Gisborne, Mrs. S. J. Hooper, Tolaga Bay, and Mrs. P. E, Buckingham, Gisborne. The interment will be at the Soldiers Plot at the Taruheru cemetery following a requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lowe street, at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 July 2023 - OBITUARY
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  • External links
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    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.110 AWMM
    • Cooke, P. (2018). Roll of New Zealand’s Second World War Dead. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group.; Peter Cooke; 2018. AWMM
      p.263 AWMM


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