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Alan James Polaschek

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Alan James Polaschek

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Alan James AWMM
  • Surname
    Polaschek AWMM
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  • Also known as
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    • Malaya 969838 AWMM
    • W969838 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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Service

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  • War
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    Army AWMM
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    • Malaya 969838 AWMM
    • W969838 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Born 6 May 1933, Waimate, New Zealand.
      At 15, was an Ohai coal miner and in 1952 (aged 19) entered the army under the Compulsory Military Training scheme. Alan was active until 1992 (aged 50).

      From 1959, was a patron (and former chairman) of the Christchurch Antiques and Bottle and Collectables Club.

      On 12 October 2013, became Knight Commander of Grace of the Order of St Lazarus. Public - Nina - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022 - Family, https://christchurchcollectables.nz/?q=node/294, http://stlazarus.info.tripod.com/invest3.html, https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22586379
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Death

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  • Death
    30 April 2021 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald and Dominion Post, 5 May 2021; The Press, 5-6 May 2021 AWMM
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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
    • ‘Interview with Alan Polaschek - Medal Man’ Public - Nina - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022 - https://christchurchcollectables.nz/sites/christchurchcollectables.nz/files/Alan_Polaschek.pdf
  • References
    • 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
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM

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26 April 2023NinaBrisbane, AustraliaDirect descendant

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