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David Leonardo Patrick de Treend

The first time I met Pedro, I was doing night shift at the Hawkes Bay Hospital on Anzac Day 2012. Pedro had gotten dressed and slept on the sofa, so he could make it to the dawn service. But when he got up, he cut his leg on the corner of the coffee table, and was bleeding badly. He came to the emergency department, and asked us (very kindly) to treat his wound so he could make it to the service. Glad to say we treated him and he was able to leave the emergency department in time to make the service. We got this photo before he was discharged. Saw him again a year later, and not only he remembered me, but he could recall our whole conversation from our first meeting.

Anzac Day

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Leonardo Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    de Treend AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Pedro de Treend AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 7940242 AWMM
    • Jayforce 821299 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 October 1919 Derby SpainEurope Derby
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce 8 Cotterill Street, Addington, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. J. Adams (friend), 8 Cotterill Street, Addington, Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Germany, Europe Derby
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Pedro de Treend initally served in the Marxist but anti-Stalin POUM (Worker's Party of Marxist Unificiation) unit, but after this was outlawed and disbanded he tranferred to another unidentified militia unit. He later served in the British Army in the Second World War, eventually being accepted into the Royal Tank Regiment. He then transferred to the French Foreign Legion and finally to the British 6th Airbourne. He last served in conflict as part of J Force after the end of the war. Source: Derby, 'Kiwi Companeros', pp.29-34.

    Spanish AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 September 2015 Death Notice
    Age 95 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay Death Notice
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 September 2015. AWMM
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  • References
    • Derby, M. (2009). Kiwi companeros : New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. AWMM
      pp.29-44 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.34 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM


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