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Alan Thomas Luxford

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Luxford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 62281 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 May 1915 AWMM VictoriaAustralia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM Oruanui, Rotorua AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. W.T. Luxford, Walhalla, Victoria, Australia (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62281 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    26 August 1943 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Luxford, Allan Thomas. (Ref. WO 373/26/312). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal A. T. Luxford, MM; Rotorua; born Australia, 25 May 1915; timber worker; twice wounded. (Source: Cody, J.F. 21 Battalion. p.256.)

    'Parris's account is something of an understatement. The two platoons had in reality captured a portion of the brigade objective, but there were only Parris and four men left to hold it. They occupied an enemy weapon pit, but later went back to the road when a counter-attack in force appeared imminent. The platoon lost 13 killed and nine wounded and missing.

    The citation for Private Luxford's MM suggests the fate of 11 Platoon:

    After his section commander was wounded he took charge of the section and, before they were all wounded, captured an anti-tank gun, two machine-gun posts and a mortar post. He then fought on alone until wounded and out of ammunition.

    Meanwhile Captain Roach, out of touch and unable to get forward, halted 10 Platoon and Company Headquarters and returned to Battalion Headquarters for information and instructions.' (Source: Cody, J.F. 21 Battalion. p. 256.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      p.256. 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.210 AWMM

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