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Terence Howard Ellison

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T.H. Ellison 48044

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Terence Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Terry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 48044 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 October 1916 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
    25 October 1916 Public - Nicholas - Child - 14 September 2017 - Official Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Napier Public - Nicholas - Child - 14 September 2017 - Official Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 7 Surrey St., Hawera AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. N.H. Ellison, c/o Girls' High School, Palmerston North (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 48044 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      1.73m AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      62kg AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 13 December 1945 AWMM Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Last Unit: 48 Battery, 6th Field Regiment. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1973 AWMM
    NgakuruRotorua AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotorua Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • His wife Nancy Ellison, in her autobiography "The Whirinaki Valley" published in 1957, describes meeting Terry on the platform of the Rotorua railway station on 7 September 1945 when he returns from the war: “He looked different somehow, tired, taut, not smiling at all. I caught his eyes. He had seen me and was struggling towards me, but it wasn’t the Terry I had said goodbye to on the same station four years before. He never came back.” A reader of the book writes in a letter to Nancy that she “appreciated to the full how you 'lost' your Terry in the war - for my husband came home a different man to what he went away, quite a lot. Therein lies a lot of sadness I think, in what war does to the souls of the men who come back, and can we ever understand how they think and react to the usual humdrum life afterwards.”
    Public - Nicholas - Child - 27 August 2022



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.66 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 August 2022NicholasPalmerston North, New ZealandChild
14 September 2017NicholasPalmerston NorthChild

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