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Dick Lazarus


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Dick AWMM
  • Surname
    Lazarus AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62741 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 Waihopu North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr L. Lazarus (father), Waihopu North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62741 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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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



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  • Hi there my name is Ngaronoa Lazarus, this man is my grandfather. I was born after his death. This is the only memory left of him. My father has no photos of him ! Just story's. If anyone has photos or any great story about him, I would love to know. I've always wondered my grandfathers personality and looks. Thank you
    Public - Ngaronoa - Direct descendant - 22 February 2016
  • I met Dick Lazarus when I first started employment at the Auckland International Airport in 1967 as an Electrician working for the now AIAL Dick was a large Maori workman who was very quiet but genial, a true gentleman. I regarded him as a friend Unfortunately he had a serious accident and only afterwards I was told of his exploits during the Second World War while in the Maori Battalion. Whilst under fire he was shot in the stomach and was seriously wounded but not many people knew his history. Obviously a great sacrifice he made to his life which should not be forgotten RIP Dick
    Public - Peter - Friend - 15 August 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 201 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 February 2016NgaronoaAucklandDirect descendant
15 August 2015Peter AucklandFriend

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