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Arnold Herbert Meyer

Portrait of Private Arnold Herbert Meyer, Auckland Weekly News, 28 July 1943. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430728-18-39. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Arnold Herbert Meyer, Auckland Weekly News, 28 July 1943. Auckland Libraries Her …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arnold Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Meyer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 62283 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1911 AWMM HikurangiWhangarei AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM Grand Hotel, Rotorua AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. W.L. Phillips, 58 Paice Ave., Auckland (m) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    22 July 1943 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Meyer, Arnold Herbert. (Ref. WO 373/25/481). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Porter/Civilian AWMM
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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Private A. H. Meyer, MM; Auckland; born Hikurangi, 30 Nov 1911; porter; twice wounded. (Source: Cody, J.F. 21 Battalion. p.259.)

    'The position at first light on the 20th was that 21 Battalion was working back to Wadi el Boul, a part of 23 Battalion had got beyond the Zaghouan road but was virtually isolated and without communications, and Takrouna was still held by the enemy. All through the night the stretcher-bearers worked tirelessly bringing in the wounded, and when daylight exposed the position carriers went forward to evacuate some still untended. To the credit of the enemy, when he realised the carriers were being used as ambulances he refrained from firing on them. Even then some men were still unaccounted for, excluding 10 and 11 Platoons, who were beyond rescue behind the enemy lines. The missing were reduced by four the following night when Private Meyer, who had hidden in a wadi with three of his section, came in. They had been wounded and Meyer had stayed behind to care for them.' (Source: Cody, J.F. 21 Battalion. p. 259.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      p.259. 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.245 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM

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