Edwin Ronald AWMM
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WWII 234368 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
WW2 94 Massey Street, Frankton Junction AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW2 Mrs E. Archer (Mother), 94 Massey Street, Frankton AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- 27 September 1943 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
Right hand crushed by a gun stay plunger on a Bofors Gun during training AWMM
- Height, WWII AWMM
5 feet 2 inches AWMM
- Hair colour, WWII AWMM
- Eye colour, WWII AWMM
Prior to enlistment Ron was employed by the Farmers Auctioneering Company, Hamilton, where he completed his apprenticeship as a Saddler.
Ron was called up to join the forces.
At his induction, when the recruiting sergeant saw his height (5'2") he told Ron that he could go home - he was too short. Ron was embarrassed in front of his mates and so he volunteered to join up.
In February 1947 Ron married Rose Margaret Madden (now deceased) in Tauranga. They had one son and four daughters. Ron worked for Thompson's Saddlery in Gisborne.
In May 1962 Ron married Edith Irvine Anderson (now deceased) in Hamilton. They had one son.
Ron and Edith ran their Saddlery business in Frankton Junction, Hamilton from the early 1960's until they retired in 1984. (Source: Public Source) AWMM
29 June 1988 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
Age 66 AWMM
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Hamilton Park Cemetery, Magnolia Lawn, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM MAPLE-28-73: In Loving memory of AWMM
Waikato Times (Unknown Date) AWMM
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- Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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