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Raymond Victor Haste


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  • Forenames
    Raymond Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Haste AWMM
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  • Service number
    WWII 258739 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 June 1921 AWMM Lower HuttWellington AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM 104 High St., Lower Hutt AWMM
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. E.K. Haste, 55 Riverside Drive, Lower Hutt (w) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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    Army AWMM
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    WWII 258739 AWMM
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Military decorations

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    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    10 May 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Haste, Raymond Victor. (Ref. WO 373/11/630). Military Medal. AWMM

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  • Sergeant R. V. Haste, MM; Petone; born Lower Hutt, 21 Jun 1921; foreman. (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p.650.)

    'The attack was not a complete success; but it gained valuable ground and, with this as a lever, the enemy was forced back to a new line based on the River Uso. For Captain Donaldson, commander of F Troop of the 5th Field, and his jeep driver, Gunner Haste, the attack was the beginning of a two-day ordeal. They drove at the heels of the infantry in the only unarmoured vehicle in the attack. Several times the jeep got off the track in the dark, but Haste's good driving and his disregard of the heavy machine-gun and mortar fire through which he had to pass enabled the OP to give timely support to 25 Battalion. Donaldson brought down fire several times in the night and next day was aggressive and skilful in helping the infantry to consolidate their gains. Haste also operated the wireless set and therefore, like Donaldson, had to be on the alert 24 hours a day. They made a splendid team and Donaldson was awarded an MC and Haste an MM, both of them ‘immediate’. ' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 650.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.650. AWMM
    • 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.174 AWMM

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