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William Murn MacDonald

Parachute Traning Kabrit 1942, from the private collection of Nick James ( son of Keith James)

William Murn MacDonald

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Murn AWMM
  • Surname
    MacDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 377 AWMM
    • WWII 221614 AWMM
    • WWII 577 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 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 19 Raymouth Road, Bermondsey AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. D.W. MacDonald (father), 24 Grant Road AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Chauffeur/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.290
    AldershotEngland 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.290
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  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Served with the US Abraham Lincoln Battalion and then the Garibaldi Brigade, Spanish Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Source: Mark Derby, 'Kiwi Companeros', p.66; p.70. AWMM
    • He served with 1 Special Service regiment D Sqdn and A Sqdn. He was with A Sqdn, force B during the attack on Tobruk during operation Agreement. He was Captured there at the end of the operation . His Citation is under the banner of the SAS but that is only because 1 SSR was absorbed into the SAS after operation agreement, so he didnt serve with them, just came under them as a prisoner Public - Philip John - Researcher - 2 April 2023 - personel papers of Keith James D Sqdn 1 SSR in the form of two letters from Macdonlad to James
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About death

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  • Death
    1968 Derby
    LisbonPortugal Derby
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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  • External links
  • References
    • Derby, M. (2009). Kiwi companeros : New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. AWMM
      pp.66-70. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.290. AWMM


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02 April 2023Philip John Cardiff Researcher

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