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Bruce Oswald Blows

Portrait of Bruce Blows, 615757 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lisa Harrington 1112-2619. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Bruce Blows, 615757 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lisa Harrington 1112-2619. CC-BY-NC-ND …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce Oswald AWMM
  • Surname
    Blows AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 615757 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 1942 AWMM Mitchell Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 1944 AWMM Mitchell Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. H.C. Blows (mother), Mitchell Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. H.C. Blows (mother), Mitchell Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Lynn/Titirangi RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 August 2015 New Zealand Herald
    Age 95 AWMM
    New Zealand Herald
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Miss you Grandpa x
    Public - Meredith - Direct descendant - 24 April 2019
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.38 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.13 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      5/08/2015 AWMM
    • Research on Second World War service in the Cook Islands kindly provided by Barry O’Sullivan. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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24 April 2019MeredithAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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