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Alan John Pinfold

Portrait of Private Alan John Pinfold in army uniform with Ruahine Regiment collar badge, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Christone Pinfold (April 2020). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Alan John Pinfold in army uniform with Ruahine Regiment collar badge, c.Second W …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan John AWMM
  • Surname
    Pinfold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Podge AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ 9550 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 September 1922 Family source CartertonWellington Family source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 4 Rhodes Street, Carterton, Wairarapa AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Walter Pinfold AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 1 September 1941 AWMM Electrician/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 20 February 1946 AWMM
    2nd Embarkation AWMM
    Warrant Officer AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • NZ Army 1/9/1941 to 26/4/1944. Training Officer Medium Machine Guns; RNZ Navy 26/4/1944 To 20/2/1946. Overseas duty 16/6/1944 to 15/10/1945.

    Mainly on Shore Bases in NZ, UK and Ceylon. Only ship he was based on was HMS Woolwich. A Destroyer based in the Eastern Fleet at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Family source.

    Firstname misspelt as 'Allan' on official Nominal Roll. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 August 2008 Family source
    Age 86 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand Family source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Clareville Cemetery, Carterton AWMM Plot 138, Row 139-140 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: 25 August 2008, Wairarapa Times-Age and The Dominion Post AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Personnel - Demobilisation - RNZN [Royal New Zealand Navy], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYT 8490 N1/426 (R21465792) AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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