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Reginald Ernest Greaves

Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John Halpin 2012, CC BY John Halpin 2012

Mangere District War Memorial, 23 Domain Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022. Image provided by John H …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Greaves AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ43425 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1924 Mangere Historical Society
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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


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  • Embarkation details

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
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 Feet 8 Inches AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest James and Kathleen Matilde Greaves (Source: Mangere Historical Society)

    Husband of Heather Sargeant (Source: Mangere Historical Society)

    Attended Gisborne District School (Source: Mangere Historical Society) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 January 2010 Cemetery records
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukerimu Cemetery, Paeroa, Hauraki District, New Zealand AWMM Section RSA,Block ASH, Lot 91 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Mangere Memorial Hall, Domain Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Hey Pop,
    We are thinking of you! Love and miss you!
    Xx Clare, Heath and Hayden
    Public - Clare - Direct descendant - 22 April 2020
  • I am Reg's great granddaughter. I would like to see Reg work on the planes where he was based.
    Public - Pippa - Direct descendant - 21 April 2020
  • were the best poppa in the world and I loved you dearly.
    I know you are looking down with approval on your now extended family and probally wishing you could just pop down and twix a couple of things that go haywire now & again.
    Mom misses you real bad but I know you are always with her & Sammi.
    Love you forever Dad....until we meet again
    Public - Gail Pamela - Child - 21 April 2020
  • To my Amazing Poppa. Love you and miss you every day! We are looking after Nana G who misses you dearly.
    Your grandchildren would make you very proud.
    Love you xxx
    Public - Renee Lea - Direct descendant - 21 April 2020



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2020Clare Auckland Direct descendant
21 April 2020PippaChatham IslandsDirect descendant
21 April 2020Gail PamelaElkford British Columbia CanadaChild
21 April 2020Renee LeaAucklandDirect descendant

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