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Raymond Cecil Wellman

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Wellman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 33841 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 April 1913 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Portia St., Stratford AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. Edith Wellman, 31 Brighton Rd., Auckland (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 33841 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    30 December 1941 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Wellman, Raymond C. (Ref. WO 373/27/498). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • 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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  • Private R. C. Wellman, MM; Wanganui; born NZ 7 Apr 1913; labourer. (Source: McClymont, W.G. To Greece. p.275.)

    'On the north side where the slope dropped more sharply into the gully the Germans found it difficult to withdraw. They did attempt to clamber up the ridge above the cutting but Private Wellman was able to jump out of his trench and use his tommy gun so effectively that the attack faded away.

    Thus when daylight came those Germans west of the cutting were in an impossible position. Overlooked and harassed by 9 Platoon and the 3-inch mortar detachment, they could find no security in the central anti-tank ditch. Their only shelter was in its extreme northern end, and from there a mortar continued to be a nuisance until silenced by the 2-inch mortar with 8 Platoon. After that there was no further opposition and by 7.15 a.m. some seventy Germans from the west of the cutting were being marched back over the pass. Private R. C. Wellman, MM; Wanganui; born NZ 7 Apr 1913; labourer.
    ' (Source: McClymont, W.G. To Greece. p. 275.) AWMM
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Death

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • McClymont, W. (1959). To Greece. Wellington, N.Z.: Department Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.275. 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.505 AWMM