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Ross Stratton Craddock

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Portrait, Ross Stratton Craddock - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Ross Stratton Craddock - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ross Stratton AWMM
  • Surname
    Craddock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    68782 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 August 1920 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 November 1941 AWMM Whakatane RD, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Tom Craddock (father), Whakatane RD, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    68782 AWMM
  • Military service
    School cadets (3 years) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Pakakura AWMM
    • Narrow Neck AWMM
    • Trentham AWMM
    • Paekakariki AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 4 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      GSW right foot. Admitted to 48 General Hospital (British, Tripoli), No. 2 NZ General Hospital (Kantara) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Auckland Hospital, and Rotorua Service Convalescence Hospital (7 October 1943-28 February 1945) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Shirley

    Brothers Tom Craddock (75085), and Joseph Craddock (25/1691) served in WW1. Of the next generation Ross Craddock (68782) served in WW2

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 May 2011 AWMM
    Age 90 AWMM
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillcrest Cemetery, Whakatane-Ohope Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 12 May 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 91 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 12 May 2011 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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