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Krishna Joan Isobel Harding

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Krishna Buckman nee: Harding, HMNZS WAKEFIELD.  Photo taken 1972 in Wellington

Krishna Harding

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Krishna Joan Isobel AWMM
  • Surname
    Harding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Krishna Lawrence AWMM
    • Krish AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 October 1953 AWMM OtāhuhuAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Main Road, Hobsonville, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr and Mrs Claude Harding, Main Road, Hobsonville, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    17 and a half. Public - Krishna - Self - 19 October 2017 - Personal diary.


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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
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      Scar on right arm AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Awarded a Good Conduct Badge, 9 August 1975.

      Also served at HMNZS Wakefield, Wellington.

      I joined the Navy as my mother had been a WREN during the Second World War. I enjoyed my time in the Wrens and the various jobs in gaining experience and confidence with each promotion and posting. I left as a Petty Officer Wren. I had married and was expecting my first child. That child went on to join the Air Force when she was 21. She enjoyed parades! AWMM
    • August 1971 to July 1972 - Wren, Cash Office, HMNZS PHILOMEL.
      July 1972 to March 1974 - Bookwriting Team, Defence Headquarters, 3rd floor, Stout Street, Wellington, HMNZS WAKEFIELD. (Promoted to Leading Wren in May 1973).
      March 1974 to December 1974 - Leading Wren, Fleet Examination Centre, Comauck, HMNZS PHILOMEL.
      December 1974 to August 1976 - Petty Officer, Housing and Social Services office beside the main gate, HMNZS PHILOMEL.

      I married in April 1973. Married name Lawrence. Public - Krishna - Self - 19 October 2017 - Personal diary.
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About death

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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



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  • External links
  • References
    Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 October 2017KrishnaWaihiSelf

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