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Fergus Norton Bertrand

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Fergus Bertrand - from Purangi, Taranaki District - who served aboard HMS 'Achilles' during World War 2 - and was present aboard 'HMS Achilles' at the Battle of the River Plate (1939).

Fergus Bertrand

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Fergus Norton AWMM
  • Surname
    Bertrand AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1418 AWMM
    • WWII 1418 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 BDM 1952/19993
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • 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
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1418 AWMM
    • WWII 1418 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Queenie Emma and William Norton Bertrand.

    Served at the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December 1939.

    Nephew of Lieutenant Colonel George Bertrand OBE, 28th Maori Battalion. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    1952 BDM 1952/19993
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    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

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