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Eric Francis Michie

Post war - Eric Michie was my Great Uncle, this is a picture of him at my Grandparents Wedding.

Eric Francis Michie

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Michie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 449482 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 April 1923 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Main North Rd., Balclutha AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. L.H. Michie, Douglas St., Balclutha (m) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 449482 AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    18 October 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Michie, Eric Francis. (Ref. WO 373/14/266). Military Medal. AWMM

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  • Sergeant E. F. Michie, MM; born NZ 8 Apr 1923; linen-flax worker; wounded 15 Dec 1943. (Source: Kay, R. Italy Volume II : From Cassino to Trieste. p.430.)

    'Fifth Brigade had not yet crossed the Santerno. On the right flank 23 Battalion was astride the Lugo-Massa Lombarda railway about 500 yards from the river, and the ground held was thickly sown with mines. Sergeant Michie led a patrol from D Company to the bridge site on the Lugo-Massa Lombarda road, about a quarter of a mile downstream from the railway, where he reconnoitred the river and the opposite bank despite machine-gun and mortar fire. South of the railway 28 Battalion had a platoon from C Company on the near stopbank and one from D Company on a loop of the Santerno Morto east of the river; between these two platoons the enemy still occupied the near stopbank of the Santerno. ' (Source: Kay, R. Italy Volume II : From Cassino to Trieste. p. 430.; Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p. 444.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.444, 449. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1967). Italy. Volume 2. From Cassino to Trieste. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.430, 436. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.133 AWMM


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24 February 2017JennyKaitangata, New ZealandOther relative

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