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Francis Trewby

My uncle Francis Trewby

Francis Trewby

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    • Trewby AWMM
    • Trewby Public - Angela - Other relative - 1 January 2019 - Please correct the spelling of my uncle's surname
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 2125 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Care of John Chambers and Sons, Fort St., Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M.J. Trewby, Bank St., Mangaweka (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (Military) AWMM
      "Maj. Trewby has rendered five years valuable service covering the campaigns Greece, Crete, Western Desert, Egypt to Tunisia and Italy. Although a NZASC Workshop he fought gallantly as an infantry officer in Crete and was wounded. He has given the NZASC the benefit of his civil experience and ability as qualified steam, petrol, and diesel engineer and rendered service of a very high order. He has by ingenuity and improvisation shown great initiative and ability to overcome difficulties, particularly during the long desert moves when spares were so short. During the last eight months he has commanded a 2nd line ammunition company with distinction maintaining ammunition to forward unites under all conditions. By his drive and devotion to duty surmounting all obstacles of bad weather, mud, snow, thaw etc. his company under his leadership has rendered excellent service. His keenness and efficiency are far above the average and such that even though in serious ill health it has been necessary to force him to relinquish his command. His whole ambition being to forget self at whatever the coat and do his utmost to win the war." Pomeroy and Beattie, p. 309 AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.188 Traveller/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.188
    WhangareiNorthland 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.188
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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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



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  • External links
  • 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.188 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. and Pomeroy, M.J. (2016). Gallant Acts and Noble Deeds: New Zealand army honours and awards for the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Fair Dinkum Publications.; P.J. Beattie and M.J. Pomeroy, 2016. AWMM
      p. 309 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 July 2021Angela MaryChristchurchOther relative
01 January 2019AngelaChristchurchOther relative

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