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Harold Ernest Aberhart

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Aberhart AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7980 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 May 1911 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o F. Williamson Limited, Hokitika, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H.E. Aberhart (father), Turua, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7980 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    29 November 1945 AWMM
    'During the period from 20 November to 1 December 1941, Private Aberhart distinguished himself as a member of 13 Platoon, C Company, 20 NZ Battalion. In all engagements he proved himself a courageous and resourceful soldier and his coolness and initiative under fire were an inspiration to his section. These qualities were noticeable at all times, particularly in the engagement at MENASTIR and in the night attack on BELHAMED.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Aberhart, Harold Ernest. (Ref. WO 373/57/604). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 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 33594 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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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
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.' (London Gazette, 29 November 1945, p.5790.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37368/supplements/5790
      Further Reference
    • 'During the period from 20 November to 1 December 1941, Private Aberhart distinguished himself as a member of 13 Platoon, C Company, 20 NZ Battalion. In all engagements he proved himself a courageous and resourceful soldier and his coolness and initiative under fire were an inspiration to his section. These qualities were noticeable at all times, particularly in the engagement at MENASTIR and in the night attack on BELHAMED.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Aberhart, Harold Ernest. (Ref. WO 373/57/604). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7376039
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.5 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
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