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Robert Bartlett

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Bartlett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39203 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
    Unknown AWMM Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr S. Bartlett (brother), Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39203 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    Tolaga BayGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      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
  • POW serial number
    WWII 4375 AWMM

Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

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  • Date of death
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Memorial

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  • Bob Bartlett joined the army (infantry) for the 2nd World War. At aged 20 years he was posted to England in the Infantry. From England he went to Greece, Crete, and Salonika. When they were being shifted from Greece to Crete, Bob remembers one particular incident. "We were wading out to the ship where we had to climb nets to get on board. Men were being shot all around. When I was halfway up, they cut the net. I fell back into the water with lots of other men. The ship was already overloaded they couldn't take any more". He was taken prisoner in Crete, then sent to a P.O.W camp in Austria. Always in trouble and a bad influence on the other prisoners, Bob was shifted to Bavaria where he befriended a family and studied the Hungarian's and learnt their language. One day he dressed in their clothes and simply walked out. "The guards didn't understand Hungarian and when they asked me any
    Public - Tania - 23 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 14 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) 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
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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