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Walter Charles Radford

Photo taken when enlisting.

W C Radford

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Radford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sonny AWMM
    • Sandy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 422100 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 September 1915 Public source HaweraTaranaki Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 C/O Tatanui Post Office, Morrinsville AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Ada Eunice Radford(wife), Kerepihi, Hauraki Plains AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    with one child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 422100 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 4 September 1941 Public source Truck Driver/Civilian Public source
    MorrinsvilleWaikato Public source
  • 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, WWII AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Eyes AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Red AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 5 September 1944 AWMM Private Public source

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • When returned from war Sandy worked on the Hauraki Plains Draining Scheme then on Cecil Symes' farm in Maramarua until his Rehab loan came through. He purchased 72 acres of this farm, buying a further 30 acres 20 years later when the original farm was sold. He had 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy. He sold the farm in 1973 and retired to Thames, later moving to Whangamata. Sandy was a keen fisherman and played bowls for many years.(Source:Public source) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 February 1988 Public source
    Age 72 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Whangamata Cemetery, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM Plot 0012, 4RSAA, WC Radford, 422100, 2nd NZEF,PTE, Died 23.2.1988 Aged 72 YRS Ada E Radford, Died 18.7.1987 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.69 AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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22 July 2018RogerNew ZealandChild

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