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Campbell Newman D'Arcy

Headstone of Cambell and Mary D'Arcy
Returned Servicemen Ash Area, Section 1, Row 4, Plot 48
Kaipara Flats Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Headstone of Cambell and Mary D'Arcy

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Campbell Newman AWMM
    • Campbell Newman Smith Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Find a Grave memorial #144590442
    • Campbell Newman Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Military File.
  • Surname
    • D'Arcy AWMM
    • Smith D'Arcy Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - https://www.familytreecircles.com/m-ori-pacific-island-soldiers-ww-i-ii-b-d-b-70812.html
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 38675 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 June 1912 AWMM CartertonWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    To John David Smith and Ethel Gertrude D'Arcy. He added his mother's maiden name to his surname. Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - https://www.familytreecircles.com/m-ori-pacific-island-soldiers-ww-i-ii-b-d-b-70812.html
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 39 River Rd., Hamilton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. E.G. Smith, 39 River Rd., Hamilton (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    3 August 1944 AWMM
    During the battle for Cassino from 18-23 March 1944 Capt. D'Arcy displayed outstanding courage and bravery. As Regimental Medical Officer of the unit he volunteered to take up a forward position among the fighting troops and many times under heavy fire he attended to the wounded under trying conditions. It was directly due to his bravery under fire that many serious cases received prompt attention resulting in the saving of many lives. Not only wounded men his own unit but also men from three other units engaged in the fighting were given personal attention at his forward post, and the skill with which the wounded were dressed was the subject of the highest praise from the dressing stations to which they were subsequently sent. Capt. D'Arcy's example of coolness and bravery under fire, and his determination and thoroughness in the treatment of all wounded were an inspiration to the whole unit. (L.G. 3/8/1944 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for DArcy, Campbell Newman. (Ref. WO 373/7/82). Military Cross. AWMM

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
    Major Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Military headstone at Kaipara Flats Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maj C. N. D'Arcy, MC, m.i.d.; Morrinsville; born Carterton, 6 Jun 1912; house surgeon, Waikato Hospital; RMO 28 Bn Aug 1942-Apr 1944. (Source: Cody, J.F. 28 Maori Battalion. p.256.)

    'The RMO of 28 (Maori) Battalion, Captain C. N. D'Arcy, set up his RAP in the church cellar in Cassino on Route 6 as his battalion moved ahead. Here casualties from all units were collected and held during daylight, and appropriate resuscitation, including blood transfusions, administered and splints applied as required. The entrance to the cellar was down a sort of rabbit hole and was covered by a sniper. After dark, when evacuation was reasonably safe, stretcher-bearer parties from the battalions, augmented by ADS stretcher-bearers, carried the wounded from the RAP to a jeep point, a distance of 300 yards. Jeeps then conveyed casualties to the RAP of 19 Armoured Regiment, half a mile from Cassino, where the RMOs of 19 Regiment and 21, 23 and 26 Battalions combined and worked a roster of duties. In effect, they and their orderlies acted as a forward ADS. They had under their control a pool of stretcher-carrying jeeps from the various battalions situated a further half-mile down Route 6. Motor ambulance cars were used to evacuate the cases to the ADSs. From these latter stations the patients were passed on to 4 MDS.

    During the battle from 18 to 23 March Captain D'Arcy attended to all the wounded reaching his RAP. Conditions were most trying, but the skill with which the wounded were dressed was the subject of the highest praise from the dressing stations. For his outstanding work D'Arcy was awarded the Military Cross.' (Source: Stout, T. Duncan M. New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy. p. 540.) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    17 June 2002 Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Military Headstone.
  • Age at death
    90 Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Military Headstone.
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand. Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Find a Grave memorial #144590442
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Kaipara Flats Cemetery Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Visited cemetery.
  • Grave reference
    Returned Servicemen Ash Area, Section 1, Row 4, Plot 48 Public - Viti - Researcher - 25 June 2021 - Auckland Council online burial database:
    https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/cemeteries/Pages/RecordDetails.aspx?recordId=BEDEB9092AE10EA65CEC6CFC9A2E1CCA
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.229, 256, 275, 285, 318, 375, 431, 434. AWMM
    • Stout, T.D.M. (1956). New Zealand Medical Services in the Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.540. AWMM
    • McKinney, J. (1952). Medical units of 2NZEF in Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.351. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.113 AWMM

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