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Louis Clare Barton

Map shows the movements of the troops on 21/22 July. (24 Battalion History by R.M. Burdon, p. 105) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Louis Clare AWMM
  • Surname
    Barton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Barton AWMM
  • Service number
    23545 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 November 1918 AWMM AWMM
    Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 January 1940 AWMM 48A Stanley Point Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Barton (mother),48A Stanley Point Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Syria, El Mreir Depression AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23545 AWMM
  • Military service
    School Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Prospective NCO AWMM
    • Basic Training AWMM
    • Middle East OCTU AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jan 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    School teacher/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      El Mreir, Egypt AWMM
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      El Mreir Depression, in the desert east of El Qattara. From mid July 24, 25 and 26 Battalions were taking up positions for the attacks that took place later in the month. Defence of objective/With 24 Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Modena, Italy AWMM
      Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Weinsberg AWMM
      1943-1945 AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag 5A, Weinberg (Wurtemburg), 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
    WW2 1 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    2374 (German Camp) AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. Listed as Captain at time of capture in the List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 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
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • 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
      WW2 3: WW2 30 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      December 2005, Issue 145. 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
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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