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Archibald John McCaskill

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Archibald John AWMM
  • Surname
    McCaskill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Arch AWMM
  • Service number
    39718 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tainui AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Circa 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bowen Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Kira McCaskill (father), Bowen Street, Thames, 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
    39718 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 4371 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted as Arch AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Kia-Ora, I am Archie McCaskill's 2nd eldest daughter (Colleen Ranga) and I live in Brisbane. My father fought in the 28th Maori Battalion, B Company, and he is still alive today, aged 94 years. We now have 5 generations and my Dad is still alive to see them all. My parents live in Hamilton. My dad still sings his favourite song "Maori Battalion" with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchild "Archie" who is 18 months old. Now all our little ones know the words and the tune to. Some whanau have seen on television, a member of the B Company by the name of Arthur Midwood. Dad remembers "Arthur" and calls him "Midi" (who, sadly, we have learned from the Maori Battalion website) recently passed away in March 2015). I will now contribute some information in the biographical section of this web page.
    Public - Colleen - Child - 14 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. 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 114 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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14 April 2015ColleenNew ZealandChild

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