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Desmond Townsend Partridge

  • Service number
    WWII 29148 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bill Public - Desmond James - Direct descendant - 20 July 2019 - Family oral history (via my father). Desmond's mother had wanted him to be called 'William' and although his father named him Desmond, the nickname 'Bill' stuck with him for the rest of his life. He often received mail addressed to 'W. T. Partridge', people assuming he was actually a William.
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Townsend AWMM
  • Surname
    Partridge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Public - Desmond James - Direct descendant - 20 July 2019 - Family oral history (via my father). Desmond's mother had wanted him to be called 'William' and although his father named him Desmond, the nickname 'Bill' stuck with him for the rest of his life. He often received mail addressed to 'W. T. Partridge', people assuming he was actually a William.
  • Service number
    WWII 29148 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    25 February 1915 Public - Desmond James - Direct descendant - 20 July 2019 - Soldier's Service (Pay) Book
  • Place of birth
    Ladbrooks, Canterbury Public - Desmond James - Direct descendant - 20 July 2019 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Ladbrook, Springston Rural Delivery AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Desmond James - Direct descendant - 20 July 2019 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. J. Partridge, Ladbrooks, Springston Rural Delivery (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 29148 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.368 Stock-drover (cattle) 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.368
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.368
  • 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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  • 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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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.368 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 July 2019Desmond JamesSydney, AustraliaDirect descendant

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