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Alfred John Voss



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  • Forenames
    Alfred John AWMM
  • Surname
    Voss AWMM
  • Ingoa
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  • Service number
    • WWII 29835 AWMM
    • Malaya 30441 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 28 February 2020 -
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 October 1918 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Post-office, Tauranga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. Eileen Alice Voss, care of J.K. Hamilton, Rural Delivery, Tauranga (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 29835 AWMM
    • Malaya 30441 Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 28 February 2020 -
  • Military service
    21 Infantry Battalion 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Officer Commanding Alpha Company, 1st Bn NZ Regiment. December 1957 (RTNZ before Dec 1959) Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 25 January 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history files

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Lt A. J. Voss, MC, DCM; Auckland; born Mickleham, England, 3 Oct 1918; farmer; wounded 3 Jun 1944. (Source: Cody, J.F. 21 Battalion. p.319.) AWMM
    • Recipients of the Military Cross include Lieutenant Alfred John Voss, of Tauranga, who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1942. Lieutenant Voss, who is 20, is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Voss, of McLaren's Falls. Born in England, he was educated at Bishop Wordsworth's School at Salisbury, and at the Tauranga District High School. The award of the D.C.M. was made to Lieutenant Voss, at that time a corporal, for an attack on a machine-gun post on Ruweisat Ridge in 1942. He destroyed the post and its crew with hand grenades on the morning of July 15. Later the same morning, he attacked a tank with a pick-axe in an effort to damage its tracks, in spite of the fact that grenades were hurled at him by the crew. Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 21 October 2020 -
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About death

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  • Death
    2 March 1997 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
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  • Anyone know where Alfred is buried, please let us know; Lest we Forget
    Public - Roscoe - Researcher - 21 October 2020



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  • External links
    'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.' (London Gazette, 3 August 1944, p.3605.). Military Cross.
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      pp.319, 320, 322, 327, 335, 338-9, 341, 344-5. AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.140, 152, 278, 279, 300. 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.489 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
    • 1NZIR Honours and Awards 1957-1959, Archives New Zealand AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
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