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Ronald John Bowles

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Portrait of Lance Corporal Ronald John Bowles (399436/125504). Image kindly provided by the Bowles family. Image may be subject to copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 399436 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 August 1920 Public source NapierHawkes Bay Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 St. Hildas Home, Otane AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Miss E Waller, St. Hildas Home, Otane AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Shepherd/Civilian Public source
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Orsogna, Italy Public source
      Early morning attack on town of Orsogna, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A Moosburg (Isar), Germany Public source
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XI-A, (later 341) Altengrabow, Germany Public source
    • WW2 POW - Munich Public source
    • WW2
      3 December 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A Moosburg (Isar), Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    10 April 1945 Public source Total of 494 days interned AWMM
  • POW serial number
    125504 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5'10" AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 May 2012 Public source
    Age 91 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay Public source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery - RSA Ash Berm AWMM RSAB-A-116 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • 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
      p.42 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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