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Frederick Ambrose Richards



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Ambrose AWMM
  • Surname
    Richards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 491173 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 April 1919 Public Source HamiltonWaikato Public Source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 29 Head Street, Sumner AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Engineer/Military AWMM
    Employed by Booth McDonald LTD, Woolston Tanneries Ltd and Skellerup Industrties Ltd AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Dorothy Mavis Richards (Wife) 29 Head Street, Sumner AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Had two children at time of enlistment; had nine children in total. AWMM


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 11 April 1942 Nominal Roll Stone polisher/Civilian Nominal Roll
  • 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
      5'8" AWMM
    • Complexion, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Campaigns in Tonga and Garrison Duty.

    Rank at Discharge was Lance Bombardier, after being delcared medically unfit for service. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1995 Public Source
    ChristchurchCanterbury Public Source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Harewood Crematorium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Christchurch Press, August 1995.

    Memorial name and text: "In memory of Richards, Frederick Ambrose. 12th April 1919-21st August 1995. Missed by All". AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • 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.40 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Disembarkation T-force [WW2 Tonga Force Disembarkation Roll], Archives NZ, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1428 (R22440224) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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