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Bruce Russell Sneddon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce Russell AWMM
  • Surname
    Sneddon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 72185 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1919 BDM 1983/39068 Te PukeBay of Plenty BDM 1983/39068
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM C/o Bank of N.Z., Tauranga AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1942 AWMM C/o Bank of N.Z., Tauranga AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM C/o Bank of N.Z., Tauranga AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1945 AWMM Bank of N.Z., Tauranga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. G. Sneddon, 3rd Ave., Tauranga (m) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. G. Sneddon, 3rd Ave., Tauranga (m) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. G. Sneddon, 3rd Ave., Tauranga (m) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. G. Sneddon, 53rd Ave., Tauranga (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 72185 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    18 October 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Sneddon, Bruce Russell. (Ref. WO 373/14/241). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

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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  • Lt B. R. Sneddon, MC; born Te Puke, 19 Nov 1919; bank clerk; wounded 29 Apr 1945.
    (Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 469.) (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun Battalion. p.469.)

    'Lieutenant Sneddon, who commanded 14 Platoon at the Sillaro, where it accounted for four German tanks, and also in the successful action at Ponte di Brenta, received the MC. ' (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 508.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1983 BDM 1983/39068
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.469, 475-6, 495, 508. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 8 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1942 to 30th June, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.40 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.371 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.180 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.133 AWMM

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