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Eric Victor Webby



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Webby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 293333 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1920 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 c/o W. McAlister, Kereone, Morrinsville AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M. Webby ( wife) c/o W. McAlister, Gussens Road, Tatuanui, Morrinsville AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


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Training and 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

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About death

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  • Death
    5 January 2000 AWMM
    MorrinsvilleWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Thinking of you, this, and every ANZAC day, our dear Grumpy. You were the kindest of men, with a cheeky smile and a heart of gold. I still know how to roll a cigarette with one hand, just like you taught me! But most of all I remember your strong hug, warm words and razor sharp humour. We miss you, dear Grumpy, thank you for your sacrifice and for being our wonderful grandfather. Give Nana a hug from us xxx
    Public - Gabrielle - Direct descendant - 28 April 2020
  • We miss you Grumpy! You were a real inspiration to me. You were such a calm presence in our family and you worked hard. You were a man of incredible strength, integrity and character and this was demonstrated in the sacrifices you made leaving family behind when you went to war. I have such great memories of you bringing chocolate biscuits and lemonade to our place when you visited. I also loved to pick the grapes from your grapevines in Cambridge. You had a great sense of humour and loved to have fun with all the grandkids. I loved to hear your stories about growing up and vividly remember you working in the piggery in your quintessential white singlet, beige trousers and cheese cutter hat. When I was 7th form my art portfolio was based on portraits of you. It was a blessing and a privilege that you got to see it just before you passed away. Love you lots. May you rest in eternal peace.
    Public - Anthony - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020
  • Eric Victor Webby - Lovingly known to all his Grandchildren as Grumpy (started by one of them who couldn't pronounce Grandad) - the least Grumpy person you could ever meet! Always there for his family, loving, kind, generous and content in life - quite incredible when you consider what he went through. After the war he never spoke of it - probably too painful. We miss you Grumpy and your beautiful spirit - rest in peace.
    Public - Claire - Direct descendant - 30 April 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 419 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal Rolls - Embarkation N-Force [Norfolk Force Embarkation Rolls], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1428 (R22440218) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 April 2020Gabrielle Auckland Direct descendant
26 April 2020AnthonyPapamoa - New ZealandDirect descendant
30 April 2016ClaireAucklandDirect descendant

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