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Marguerite Vera Billing

Portrait of Marguerite Vera Wilson, 817468 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Gino Demeer 1163-7239. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Marguerite Vera Wilson, 817468 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Gino Demeer 1163-7239. CC-B …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marguerite Vera AWMM
  • Surname
    Billing AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Rita AWMM
    • Marguerite Wilson AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 817468 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 817468 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Member of the Northern Wairoa RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 October 2018 AWMM
    Age 97 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Northern Advocate, 9 October 2018. BILLING, Marguerite Vera (Rita). 817468 Staff Sgt NZWAAC 10th Heavy & WAAC Camp Peacefully at home on 6th October 2018, after a courageous battle at the young age of 97. Dearly loved wife of 67 years and best mate of the late Bob. Loved mother and mother-in- law of Raewyn (deceased), Wayne and Adele, Glennys and Peter Mold. Loved gran of Loncey and Tania, Tristy and Sean, Tracey, Casandra and Greg, Rachel, Tim and Tahlia. Much loved old gran and great grandma of eleven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. A celebration of Rita's life will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Hokianga Road, Dargaville on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 2 pm, followed by burial at Mt. Wesley Returned Services Cemetery. All communications to 32b Harborview Road, RD 4 Kaitaia 0484 AWMM
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    This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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