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Louis Neill Northover


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Louis Neill AWMM
  • Surname
    Northover AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 31763 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1916 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 23 Ferguson St., Wanganui AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM 23 Fergusson St., Wanganui AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. H. Northover, 23 Ferguson St., Wanganui (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. I. Northover, 23 Fergusson St., Wanganui (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 31763 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    4 January 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Northover, L N. (Ref. WO 373/46/205). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 'Although in 1942 few got away from Greece (compared with the numbers who succeeded in 1941) and many fell into the hands of the occupation forces, some remained hidden by the Greeks for periods up to three and a half years. Hunted and often half starving, they held on in the hope of gaining contact with an escape organisation and, as the war took a more and more favourable turn, of seeing the occupation forces go. The activity of ‘A’ Force increased and it developed into a clandestine military mission on Greek soil, recruiting helpers from among the escapers and evaders who knew the language, the geography, the people, and the whereabouts of many of the British soldiers in hiding. Two New Zealanders, (Hooper and Northover) one an escaper from a train going north from Corinth and the other an evader, were able to get in touch with this military mission in early 1943. They stayed on to work with it until the following year, helping to organise the evacuation of parties of escapers and evaders. WO II L. N. Northover (19 Bn) escaped from a train in June 1941 and worked for the British Military Mission from March 1943 to August 1944. Sergeant R. A. Hooper (1 New Zealand Gen Hosp) evaded capture and worked for the British Military Mission from April 1943 to January 1944. Both were awarded the MM.' (Source: Mason, W.W. Prisoners of War. p. 232.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • My father, my hero, you were a great man who fought so bravely for your country, quiet and humble you were a wonderful loving father and husband and taught me values I carry with me today.
    Public - Michele Lesley - Child - 4 September 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Mason, W.W. (1954) Prisoners of war. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.232. 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.354 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.106 AWMM


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04 September 2016Michele LesleyPokeno, WaikatoChild

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