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Edwin Ronald Archer

Studio photograph of Gunner Edwin Ronald Archer in uniform

Gnr E.R. Archer

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Archer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 234368 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 October 1921 Cenotaph Data Entry Form Frankton JunctionWaikato Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 234368 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 12 November 1940 Cenotaph Data Entry Form Saddler/Civilian Cenotaph Data Entry Form
  • 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
    • 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
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    29 June 1988 Cenotaph Data Entry Form
    Age 66 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, Magnolia Lawn, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM MAPLE-28-73: In Loving memory of AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Waikato Times (Unknown Date) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
      p.6 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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