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Edward James Gilberd

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward James AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilberd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD2494 AWMM
    • WWII 2494 AWMM
    • WWII NZD2494 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 March 1917 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 6 Clausen Street, Palmerston North AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr Fred W. Gilberd AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft. 5 in. AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      140 lbs. AWMM
    • 1943 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Fracture of the right femur, right tibia, left ulna bone. Recovered at Kirkwall Military Hospital, then Princess Margaret Rose Hospital Edinburgh. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Sapper Douglas Ralph Gilberd 33241, killed in Egypt, 30 July 1942 and buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery near Cairo, and Trooper Frederick Halsey Gilberd 48871, Second World War. Recommended for King's Commendation in a letter from the Navy Office, Wellington, to his father. Family source.

    'My father crashed his plane in the Atlantc due to engine failure and was picked up injured by a destroyer in a blizzard off Scotland. He was visited in hospital by the king'. Family source. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 July 2004 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465792) AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM

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