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Alan James Polaschek

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan James AWMM
  • Surname
    Polaschek AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Malaya 969838 AWMM
    • W969838 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 969838 AWMM
    • W969838 AWMM
  • Military service
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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
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Later a Medal Mounter and keeper of records etc for 1 NZ REGT 57/59. Source: Last Post.

    See also:

    Alan J. Polaschek, The complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal : being an account of the New Zealand recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal from the earliest times of the South Africa War to the present time together with brief biographical notes and details of their entitlement to other medals, orders and decorations, [Wellington], 1978

    Alan J. Polaschek, The complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal : being an account of the New Zealand recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal from the earliest times of the South African war to the present time, together with brief biographical notes and details of their entitlement to other medals, orders and decorations, Revised Edition, Christchurch, 1983

    Alan J. Polaschek, The complete George Cross : being a listing of all those ... honoured with the award of the George Cross, or the predecessors of that honour, the Empire Gallantry Medal, the Edward Medal and the Albert Medal ... , [Christchurch], 1986

    J. Bryant Haigh and Alan J. Polaschek, New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order : being a record of New Zealanders and those associated with New Zealand, appointed as Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, [Christchurch], 1993 AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    30 April 2021 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald and Dominion Post, 5 May 2021; The Press, 5-6 May 2021 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    'Interview with Alan James Polaschek', Malayan Emergency Oral History Project, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, OHInt-0190/72
    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/35859667
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM

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