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Cedric George Charles Common

  • Service number
    WWII 16792 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Sidney George Charles Common AWMM
    • Sid AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cedric George Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Common AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sidney George Charles Common AWMM
    • Sid AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 16792 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 1941 AWMM Central Fire Station, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. H.I. James, C/o. Dainty Inn Milk Bar, High St., Christchurch (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.73 Fireman driver/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.73
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.73
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Apr 1943 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
    Shot in leg - Leg was later amputated below the knee. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Rolleston School and Ashburton Technical High School.
    Before the War he was an avid boxer and rugby player. West Coast Middleweight Champion and 23 Battalion Champion.

    Served in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Tunisia. In Tunisia he was shot in the leg and badly wounded - resulting in his leg being amputated below the knee.
    Returned to New Zealand and worked with the disabled servicemen's re-establishment league. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 May 2014 AWMM
    Age 99 AWMM
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • 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. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.73 AWMM
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
      Obituary: 24 May 2014 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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