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Thomas Harold Belcher

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Belcher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Belcher AWMM
  • Service number
    36719 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Operation Crusader (then to Syria) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    36719 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      1 December 1941 AWMM
      Involved in Crusader Campaign AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Dulag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - E727 Mechtal Beuthen Power Station AWMM
    • WW2 POW - E535 Milowitz, Milowitz, Poland AWMM
      coal mine E 535 AWMM
    • WW2
      2 January 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, Germany 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.
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 29 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    German 33200 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    5 foot 11.5 inches AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Approximate date of capture listed as 2 January 1941 in the List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. AWMM

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
    • 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.34 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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