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Robert Samuel Agnew

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Agnew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    4078 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 October 1917 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM 220 Oriental Parade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Agnew (father), Kaihiku, South Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4078 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Three months in New Zealand AWMM
    • Six months in Egypt AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      1 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 April 1945 AWMM Liberated by American troops AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    22815 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 10 January 1946 AWMM
    Termination of engagement AWMM
    Driver/Military AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Agnew was attached to the British 7th Armoured Division in the Western Desert until March 1941.

    From March-April 1941 he was involved in the campaign in Greece

    In April 1941-1 June 1941 he was serving in the campaign in Crete.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2000 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2004 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • 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

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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
      WW2 1: WW2 6 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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