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Reginald Andrew Hermon

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Spr R A Hermon MM

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Hermon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 38512 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 May 1919 AWMM PateaTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Care of H. Bengston, Pudor Rd., Pahiatua AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. M. Bengston, Pudor Rd., Pahiatua (friend) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 38512 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Sapper AWMM

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  • Sapper R. A. Hermon, MM; born Patea, 20 May 1919; labourer; died Dannevirke, 8 Jan 1946. (Source: Cody, J.F. NZ Engineers, Middle East. p.563.)

    'The second capture of the railway station was the signal for 6 Field Company to make a start with the clearing and repairing of the railway embankment road into the station yard, and so provide another route into Cassino in case the Route 6 bridge should be destroyed, a not improbable event considering the amount of metal it attracted. In passing, the attached American engineers made a start that night, by corduroying the approaches, with an alternative bridge about 150 yards north of the other one.

    Lieutenant Menzies, who had been maintaining liaison by means of a wireless truck stationed at 28 Battalion headquarters, passed on a message to Lieutenant Brown that he was to take his party and sweep a 16 ft lane from the Main Rapido bridge to Demolition 10, also to prepare a walking track with Bangalores and jelly rope26 as far as Demolition 12. The rest of No. 3 Platoon arrived before the work was finished and widened the lane from the river to the station yards to 24 feet, in addition to building a culvert with railway sleepers in Demolition 12. Lieutenant Gowan brought one of his dozers along and graded down the sides of Demolitions 11 and 12. The operator, Sapper Hermon, unable to take shelter from incoming mortar shells, carried on until the work was completed. For this and other good work he was awarded an MM.' (Source: Cody, J.F. NZ Engineers, Middle East. p. 563.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 January 1946 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.563. 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.211 AWMM


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