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Richard James Blundell

Portrait of Richard James Blundell, R280967 (c.2013-2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lynda Forrest 1231-5174. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Richard James Blundell, R280967 (c.2013-2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lynda Forrest 1231- …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard James AWMM
  • Surname
    Blundell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII R280967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    WWII R280967 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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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  • Member of the Taradale RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 December 2017 New Zealand Herald
    NapierHawkes Bay New Zealand Herald
  • 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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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Miss you always great grandad, a true legend. Love you always
    Lucy de Andrad-Alway
    Public - lucy - Other relative - 3 September 2022
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Merchant Navy War Medal Index Card - 1939-1945, Archives NZ (R26151731)
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/en-NZ/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R26151731
    Further Reference
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      12/12/2017 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM
    • Merchant Navy War Medal Card Index 1939-45, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, Series 7461. AWMM
    • Atkinson, N. (2005). Hell or high water : New Zealand merchant seafarers remember the war. HarperCollins in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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