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Robert Boyd Hardy

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Boyd AWMM
  • Surname
    Hardy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 472038 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1899 Gillespie RakaiaCanterbury Gillespie
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Summit Drive, Mt. Albert, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM Summit Drive, Mt. Albert, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. M. Hardy, Summit Drive, Mt. Albert, Auckland (w) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. M. Hardy, Summit Drive, Mt. Albert, Auckland (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 10, p.34 Schoolmaster/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 10, p.34
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 10, p.34
    • WW2 1945 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.60 Schoolmaster/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.60
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 15, p.60
  • 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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  • Major Robert Hardy was commanding officer of the local Tongan defence forces February 1944 - April 1946. Tonga and Fiji both had a large garrison of American and New Zealand forces.

    Items belonging to Major Robert Hardy are on display at the 'Life in the Solomons, War in the Pacific' exhibition of 'Scars on the Heart' gallery in the Auckland War Memorial Museum. They include books, papers and photographs. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Waikumete Crematorium, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes scattered AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.34 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.60 AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.298 AWMM
    • Hardy, Robert Boyd. Papers 1942-1946. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1317. AWMM
      A collection of letters and papers relating to Major Robert Hardy's World War II service overseas. AWMM
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