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Cecil Albert Clarence Pierce

Pte Cecil Albert Clarence (Max) Pierce, aged 19, taken before leaving on active service with the NZ 21st Battalion, 1939.

Pte Cecil Albert Clarence (Max) Pierce, aged 19

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil Albert Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Pierce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 21611 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    04 October 1920 Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family documents and oral history.
  • Place of birth
    Waipu, Northland, New Zealand. Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family documents and oral history.
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM 5 Lovers Lane, Whangarei AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Carpenter. Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family documents and oral history.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. H. Pierce, 5 Lovers Lane, Whangarei (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 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 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.149 Tailplaner 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.149
    WhangareiNorthland 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.149
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farm hand. Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family documents and oral history.
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • Believed captured in Libya, on 28 November 1941. Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family papers.
    • Interned in Italy (camps 65, 57 and 148) until mid/late 1943, then in Stalag VIIIB/344, Lamsdorf, Po Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family documents and oral history.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
    08 April 1945 Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family papers.
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    Liberated by the Americans, possibly in or near Frankfurt, Germany. Public - Lee - Child - 8 October 2017 - Family papers.
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.149 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

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08 October 2017LeeBrisbane, AustraliaChild
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