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David Edward Billington

Portrait, D E Billington. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, D E Billington. - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Billington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tui AWMM
  • Service number
    436930 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1921 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Beatrice Billington (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Italy AWMM
    • Orsogna AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    436930 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials, Canterbury Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Burnham Camp, Christchurch AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 1937 AWMM Painter AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded in Italy AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted about 1937

    David Billington was shot by a sniper with a high powered rifle in Italy on Xmas Eve 1942.The bullet went through his chin and through his shoulder, leaving a large gaping hole. He was admitted to both 3 General Hospital (Italy) and 1 General Hospital (Helwan, Egypt), and remained incapacitated for a some years after. AWMM

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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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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
      p.16 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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