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Desmond Arthur Dawson

Desmond Arthur Dawson - This image may be subject to copyright

Desmond Arthur Dawson - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Dawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Des Dawson AWMM
  • Service number
    452616 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 January 1923 AWMM TowaiNorthland AWMM
    Towai, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 October 1941 AWMM c/o J.R. Bryant, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.E. Dawson (mother), Towai, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1 year 290 days 3 Auckland Battalion. Machine Gun Company AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 October 1941 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Whangarei RSA. 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
    Karaka War Memorial Hall, 319 Linwood Rd, Karaka 2580 AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • Thank you for your service uncle Des. Miss our weekly chats, and thank you for sharing your stories and knowledge with me. Blessed to be part of our family. Blessed to have had incredible heros so brave yet humble, true to oneself and honest. Loving to all in our familys. We Will Remember Them.
    Public - Brendon - Other relative - 25 April 2022
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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.49 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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25 April 2022BrendonRuakakaOther relative

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