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Eric William Herbert



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric William AWMM
  • Surname
    Herbert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ric AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 405273 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1904 AWMM HerbertvilleManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 "Herberts Mount", WJ Herbert Estate, Private Bag, Wimbledon AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E.E. Herbert (Mother) c/Private Bag, Wimbledon 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
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • 14 April 1945 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Severely wounded. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Massa Lombarda, Italy, Treated No 1 NZ Mobile CCS, Forli: Hospitalised 1 General Hospital Sengilla; 3 General Hospital Bari, transferred to 45 British Gen Hospital on the 10th Feb 1946. , Taranto, before being transported back on the NZHS Maunganui back to N.Z. Arrived in Wellington 21st March 1946, transferred to Ward 11 Hutt Hospital. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 15 May 1947 AWMM Trooper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric (Ric) was the 2nd son of Arthur W J Herbert and Edith E Herbert (nee Taylor)

    Brother of Noel D (b 1903) and Arthur T(Pat) (b 1908)

    Ric managed the WJ Herbert Estate farm at Wimbledon up until his entry into Camp on the 19th November, 1942.

    Campaigns in the Middle East and Italy. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 April 1966 AWMM
    DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mangatera Cemetery AWMM WW2 Section, Sub Block 2, Plot 21 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.37 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.55 AWMM