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Alan Barry Cresswell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Barry AWMM
  • Surname
    Cresswell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Little Barry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 60445 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1917 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 143 Hobart St., Miramar, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. L.T. Cresswell, 143 Hobart St., Miramar (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 60445 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 29 July 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.82 Radio dealer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.82
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.82
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2
      29 November 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.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 222000 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5ft 8in AWMM
    • Complexion, WWII AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • 16 August 1942 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Shrapnel splinter in leg (aboard Jantzen, Jason) AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Dysentry, Diptheria, Typhus AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Last unit - Signals division, 26 Battalion, C coy AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1975 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    GreytownWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    RSA Row 5 Plot 4, Masterton AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.82 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
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