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Noel Peter O'Dwyer

Noel O'Dwyer photographed WWII period after peace was declared possibly in London or perhaps even Europe.  He was my Dad's best man and a dear and lifelong friend.  My Dad was his son Peter's Godfather.  I'm uncertain how they met.

Noel O'Dwyer photographed WWII after peace was declared possibly in London or perhaps even Europe

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Noel Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Dwyer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 83135 AWMM
    • Malaya 35161 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Ella Lillian Grace O'Dwyer (mother), Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nominal Roll No.11 Hairdresser/Civilian 2NZEF Nominal Roll No.11
    2NZEF Nominal Roll No.11
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Noel O'Dwyer's mother's name was Ella Lillian Grace O'Dwyer and his father's name was Bernard Leonard Peter O'Dwyer. His wife's name was Helen Sibley O'Dwyer (Sally). Public source. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    11 July 2014 NZ Herald
    Age 93 AWMM
    EllerslieAuckland NZ Herald
  • 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, 15 July 2014. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Rennie, F. (1986) Regular Soldier. Auckland, N.Z.: Endeavour Press. AWMM
    • Special Air Service (SAS) Squadron - Malaya - Nominal roll (persons returns from overseas) [1957], Archives New Zealand, CAJN 41/3/6 [R21234079] AWMM


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