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Roy Clifford Avenell

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Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John Halpin 2012, CC BY John Halpin 2012

Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John H …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Clifford AWMM
  • Surname
    Avenell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 43481 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 May 1912 Mangere Historial Society OhakuneManawatu-Wanganui Mangere Historial Society
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Watea Road, Mangere AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs S.J. Allen (mother)Watea Road, Mangere AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 43481 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Taxi Driver/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 4
    2NZEF Nom Roll 4
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
      6 Foot AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married Winifred Helen "Tottie" Taylor (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    Son of William Henry Avenell and Sarah Jane Johanson (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    Attended Auckland Grammar School (Source: Mangere Historical Society)


    3 Brothers saw active service in WW2, Roy Clifford (43481), James Douglas (82098) and Eric Lionel (424356) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 July 1984 Cemetery Record
    GisborneNew Zealand Cemetery Record
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery, Nelson Road, Gisborne District, New Zealand AWMM Plot 41, Block RSA ASH AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Mangere Memorial Hall, Domain Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Gisborne Cemetery Search
    http://www.gdc.govt.nz/online-cemetery-record-search/
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Mangere Historical Society: This record was kindly researched by the Mangere Historical Society. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.17 AWMM
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