Also known as
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Roll of Honour
Remember Dick Lazarus by laying a poppy.
Leave a note
Leave a tribute or memory of
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.
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
Public - Peter - Friend - 15 August 2015
- 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
|22 February 2016||Ngaronoa||Auckland||Direct descendant||
|15 August 2015||Peter ||Auckland||Friend||
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.