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Robert Alexander Forsyth

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Forsyth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 423065 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 July 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Ward AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. H.A. Forsyth, Ward (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 423065 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.43 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.43
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 11, p.43
  • 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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  • Represented Marlborough at rugby 1939-40. A prominent referee, significantly he refereed the Australia v New Zealand test match at the Epsom Showgrounds in 1958, one of only two occasions a test match was not held at Eden Park. He was remarkable for the fact that he refereed with just one arm having lost it in an explosion while serving with the 38th NZ Field Regiment at Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre in 1943. Later worked for Radio New Zealand. Public source. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    13 August 2002 AWMM
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  • 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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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.43 AWMM
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