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Frederick Cecil Rawson


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Rawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 434435 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1921 AWMM TaneatuaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM Ruatoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. C.T. Rawson, Ruatoria (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 434435 AWMM
  • Military service
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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 Rawson, Frederick Cecil. (Ref. WO 373/14/289). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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    WW2 Grocer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Corporal F. C. Rawson, MM; Whakatane; born Taneatua, 4 Nov 1921; grocer; wounded 14 Apr 1945. (Source: Kay, R. Italy Volume II : From Cassino to Trieste. p.451.)

    'On the left B and D Squadrons of Divisional Cavalry Battalion made good progress against little opposition, and by 5 a.m. had occupied the far stopbank of the Sillaro near the village of Sesto Imolese. On the flank C Squadron was a few hundred yards from the river and A Squadron farther back towards the Scolo Correcchio, in rear of which 27 Battalion also took up positions defending the flank. At daybreak, however, only half of both B and D Squadrons of the Divisional Cavalry Battalion were across the Sillaro, and there were no bridges by which tanks could go to their assistance. Men still on the near side of the river discovered that they were overlooked by the Germans in Sesto Imolese. In the face of machine-gun and grenade fire Corporal Rawson led his section across the river and silenced three enemy posts. Corporal F. C. Rawson, MM; Whakatane; born Taneatua, 4 Nov 1921; grocer; wounded 14 Apr 1945.' (Source: Kay, R. Italy Volume II : From Cassino to Trieste. p. 451.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Kay, R. (1967). Italy. Volume 2. From Cassino to Trieste. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.451. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.108 AWMM
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