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Ralph Joseph Cleland

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Cleland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 70238 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1920 Cenotaph data entry form FeildingFeilding Cenotaph data entry form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 43 Makino Road, Fielding AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M. E. Cleland (mother), 43 Makino Road, Fielding AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1942 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 70238 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 September 1941 2NZEF Roll 9, p. 77
    Age 21 AWMM
    Signwriter 2NZEF Roll 9, p. 77
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui 2NZEF Roll 9, p. 77
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Light Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mabel and Allan Cleland (parents) and twin to Raymond William Cleland (70237) (Source:Cenotaph data entry form). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 July 2013 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    Havelock NorthHawkes Bay 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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Interview with Ray Cleland, National Library.
    http://natlib.govt.nz/records/35831505
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • 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
      WW2 9: WW2 77 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
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