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Noel Cedric Betley

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Noel Cedric AWMM
  • Surname
    Betley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD2966 AWMM
    • WWII 2966 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
    Carterton Public - Stoney - Researcher - 4 January 2023 - RSA Review, Spring 2019
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. A.V. Betley,17 Denbigh Street, Feilding AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Japanese invasion of S E Asia Public - Stoney - Researcher - 4 January 2023 - RSA Review, Spring 2019
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZD2966 AWMM
    • WWII 2966 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Royal New Zealand Navy McNabb Navy List
      Hostilities Only AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy Record Book of Naval Personnel (R21346617)
    • Draft "B" for China Station AWMM
    • HMNZS Grasshopper Public - Stoney - Researcher - 4 January 2023 - RSA Review, Spring 2019
  • 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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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Japan RNZN POW (R21346643)
    15 April 1942 AWMM
    Prisoner of War, Malaya Camp AWMM
  • Days interned
    Ship capsized after Japanese air attacks off Rusuk Buaja Island, east of Sumatra. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 4 January 2023 - RSA Review, Spring 2019
  • 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 April 2007 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Feilding Cemetery, Feilding AWMM Plot 640, Row 6, Block 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12
    https://collections.archives.govt.nz/en-NZ/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R21346617
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, N1/427 (R21465798) AWMM
    • Ancestry.com. UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009 AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. This list was not collated by McNabb but was sourced from the Royal New Zealand Navy. AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM
    • List of Royal New Zealand Navy personnel reported prisoner of war in Japanese hands to 21 August 1945 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT Box 11 (R21346643) AWMM
    • Information on Japanese-run internment (prisoner of war) camps was kindly provided by Chris Brooks. More than 350 Japanese-run military prisoner-of-war and civilian internment and concentration camps were run throughout the "Far East" during World War II. AWMM
    • Personnel - War service - Required for Royal Navy - Special requirements [Navy East Indies China], Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R21465684) AWMM

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