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Richard Wilcox

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilcox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII RNZN 1624 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 March 1922 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • 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
    13 December 1939 Battle of the River Plate AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII RNZN 1624 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2

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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  • Eldest son of Paul and Charlotte Willcox of Rahotu. He joined the navy aged 16, his service No. RNZN 1624, and served on H.M.S Achilles seeing action early Dec 1939 in the WW2 Battle of the River Plate. He later served on HMNZS Gambia. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 July 1995 AWMM
    BrisbaneQueensland 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
    Photograph (ref: SW1938.0910 ) held by Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand : pukeariki.com - Please do not reproduce without permission from Puke Ariki. Contact images@pukeariki.com for more information.
    https://collection.pukeariki.com/objects/67759
    Further Reference
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