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Selwyn Charles Rhodes

  • Service number
    WWII 82423 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Chum AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st Ammunition Company, 2NZEF 10th Reinforcements Public - Moya - Other Relative - 16 July 2015 - War records
  • Last rank
  • War
Photograph of Selwyn Charles Rhodes, 'Chum'. Image kindly provided by Moya Rhodes (July 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Selwyn Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Rhodes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Chum AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 82423 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 December 1913 Public source NgaruawahiaWaikato Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Maungatawhiri, Pokeno AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr Walter Charles Rhodes (father), 2 Grand View Road, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 22 May 1941 2NZEF Nom Roll 12
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 12
    2NZEF Nom Roll 12
  • 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5'9 AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Weight, WWII AWMM
      156 lbs. AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, WWII AWMM
      Scar on upper left arm AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married Olive Agnes Pendergrast on 17 June 1952 in Remuera

    Two children, Noel and Graeme John Rhodes

    Went To Auckland Grammar School AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 November 1979 Public source
    Age 65 AWMM
    PukekoheAuckland Public source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 162 AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM


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14 July 2015MoyaPukekohe, NZOther Relative
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