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Albert George Beets

Albert George Beets

Albert George Beets

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert George AWMM
  • Surname
    Beets AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ4214641 AWMM
    • WWII 562742 AWMM
    • WWII 2/30/50 AWMM
    • WWII 72621 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Cook/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 9 August 1939 Military Personnel File
    • WW2 10 July 1940 Military Personnel File
    • WW2 6 November 1942 AWMM Bushman/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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcimona - unknown primary and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 25 October 1944 AWMM
    Medical Category B1 (Malaria) AWMM
    Temporary Corporal AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • While in the Air Force, Albert Beets worked in a sawmill in Guadalcanal. In June 1943 he returned to N.Z,. suffering from malaria, returning to Guadalcanal in March 1944, and then came back to N.Z. in September 1944. He was discharged from the Air Force on 25th October 1944 for medical reasons. Albert's officer, while in the Islands, was Flying Officer Stanley Palmer Tuck and we believe that after the war Albert worked for him as a bushman in the Tataarankina Block at Tarawera in Hawkes Bay. Family source.

    Served in 4 Field Battery, Territorial Force, and 37 Field Battery, New Zealand Army, in New Zealand before Air Force service and embarkation overseas. Served in Napier, Greytown, Foxton and Waiouru. Source: Military Personnel File. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 October 1988 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taradale Cemetery, Taradale, Napier, Hawkes Bay AWMM Plot 16, Section D, Services Area AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Daily Telegraph (Napier), 7 October 1988 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    Cooke, P., & Crawford, John. (2011). The Territorials : The history of the territorial and volunteer forces of New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: Random House. AWMM


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14 August 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
17 August 2020Diane JenniferNapier New ZealandOther relative

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