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Ralph Edward Olsen

L/Cpl # 635733 Ralph NELSON of Tolaga Bay12th Reinforcements of the 28th Maori Battalion

Ralph NELSON

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Olsen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    635733 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    • b. 1923 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 31 August 2023 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/K45V-T6X/ralph-edward-olsen-1930-1980
    • 25 April 1923 Public - Tina - Child - 26 April 2024 - Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    • Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 31 August 2023 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/K45V-T6X/ralph-edward-olsen-1930-1980
    • Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay Public - Tina - Child - 26 April 2024 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Son of Soren Magnus Olsen & Heni Karini of Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 31 August 2023 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/K45V-T6X/ralph-edward-olsen-1930-1980
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of D.T. Hawkins, Rangikoua Station, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Carpenter Public - Tina - Child - 26 April 2024 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Olsen (mother), Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1947 Ralph Edward OLSEN married Keriana Bessie WHAKATAKA in Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 31 August 2023 - https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/K45V-T6X/ralph-edward-olsen-1930-1980

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    635733 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Shepherd/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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Death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 74 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
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
26 April 2024TinaLower HuttChild
31 August 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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