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Raymond Hildabrand Horsfall

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Raymond Hildabrand AWMM
  • Surname
    Horsfall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 23768 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 June 1916 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Care of H. Evans, 14 College Hill, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM C/o H. Evans, 14 College Hill, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. J. Horsfall, 381 Happy Valley Rd., Wellington (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. J. Horsfall, 381 Happy Valley Rd., Wellington (f) AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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    Army AWMM
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    WWII 23768 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 Horsfall, Raymond Hildabrand. (Ref. WO 373/11/622). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Lance Sergeant R. H. Horsfall, MM; born NZ 18 Jun 1916; window dresser. (Source: Cody, J.F. NZ Engineers, Middle East. p.638.)

    'During 6 Brigade's move, 25 Battalion Group took the Maori access road as far as the Scolo Brancona, but at that point the leading tank troop, followed by a sapper ‘recce’ party, made a wrong turning and cut across 21 Battalion right into the German defences on Route 16. The two leading tanks were brewed up and the third retired to the cover of a convenient house. The sapper ‘recce’ scout car was hit and two men killed, while the wireless car had to be abandoned. A regular mortar battle ensued between the enemy and 25 Battalion while the sappers took what cover they could. Corporal Horsfall distinguished himself by bringing the wireless crew back to cover and then returning for the maps and codes that had been abandoned. Twice after last light he again returned to the car, and on the second occasion managed to start the engine and drive it out through enemy fixed-line small-arms fire. He was awarded an immediate MM.' (Source: Cody, J.F. NZ Engineers, Middle East. p. 638.) AWMM
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Death

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.638. 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.223 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.167 AWMM

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