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William John Arnold

Photograph taken in Suva on 29 March 1942. Sergeant Joe Butler (69433) standing on the left with his hands in front, in the middle is a Fijian Policeman, and on the right is Sergeant Bill Arnold (69431). - This image may be subject to copyright

Photograph taken in Suva on 29 March 1942. Sergeant Joe Butler (69433) standing on the left with his …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Arnold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    69431 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 31 Arawa Road, Haitaitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.H. Arnold (father), 31 Arawa Road, Haitaitai, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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

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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  • 15-23 December 1941. Two drafts (totalling 50 officers and 721 other ranks of 2 NZEF) of 2 Relief for 8 Brigade Group embarked at Auckland for Fiji, the first in Wahine and Matua on 15 December, and the second in Wahine on the 23rd.

    OR

    10 January 1942. B Section of B Force Expansion (83 officers and 1459 other ranks of 2 NZEF) embarked in Wahine, Monowai, Rangatira and Port Montreal at Auckland for Fiji. This section arrived in Fiji on 14 January. AWMM
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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

Sources

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  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 7: WW2 9 AWMM

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