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Robert Harvey Bidois

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Harvey AWMM
  • Surname
    Bidois AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    437433 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 October 1921 AWMM PearoaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pyes Pa, R.M.D., Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Bidois (brother), Care of Mrs M. Lennon, 69 Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    437433 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    20 July 1944 AWMM
    'In the attack on CASSINO station, Italy, on the night of 17 February 1944 Private Bidois showed outstanding courage and determination of a high order. Both during and after consolidation the Company area was heavily shelled and mortared yet without thought for his own safety Private Bidois repeatedly visited platoon areas carrying messages to and from his Company Commander. On two occasions he went out under heavy machine-gun fire to carry wounded back to safety and when his Company Commander was wounded he was largely instrumental in having him safely evacuated.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bidois, Robert Harvey. (Ref. WO 373/6/663). Military Medal. MM. New Zealand Gazette, Vol 1/45, p. 157 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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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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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Sources

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  • External links
    • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945
      http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/
      Further Reference
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.
      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htm
      Further Reference
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.' (London Gazette, 20 July 1944, p.3378.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36615/supplements/3378
      Further Reference
    • 'In the attack on CASSINO station, Italy, on the night of 17 February 1944 Private Bidois showed outstanding courage and determination of a high order. Both during and after consolidation the Company area was heavily shelled and mortared yet without thought for his own safety Private Bidois repeatedly visited platoon areas carrying messages to and from his Company Commander. On two occasions he went out under heavy machine-gun fire to carry wounded back to safety and when his Company Commander was wounded he was largely instrumental in having him safely evacuated.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bidois, Robert Harvey. (Ref. WO 373/6/663). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7350599
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 16 AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM