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Vincent William Melhuish

Vincent William Melhuish in uniform, wearing NZ lemon squeezer with artillery hat badge and artillery collar badges.  Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-2003-57-14. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Vincent William Melhuish in uniform, wearing NZ lemon squeezer with artillery hat badge and artiller …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vincent William AWMM
  • Surname
    Melhuish AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 20270 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 April 1909 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 374 Manukau Road, Epsom AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. W.H. Melhuish (father), 49 Britannia Street, Petone, Wellington AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Melhuish, 49 Britannia St. Peton. AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 20270 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 December 1939 2NZEF Nom Roll 2
    Age 30 AWMM
    Radio Mechanic/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 2
    2NZEF Nom Roll 2
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    WW2 3 June 1943 AWMM Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tāmaki Paenga Hira, holds Sgt. Vincent Melhuish's WW2 Campaign Medals, regimental and membership badges and items collected by him. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 August 1984 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.128 AWMM
    • Melhuish, Vincent William. Papers, 1940 - 1943. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2003/118. AWMM

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