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Graham Walter Dudding

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Graham Walter Dudding

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Graham Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Dudding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 2822 AWMM
    • Malaya 33931 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Xania, Crete AWMM
      3 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2
      7 months AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Dulag-Rallys Pire Greece, Piraeus, Greece AWMM
      2 weeks AWMM
    • WW2
      2 years AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag 64, Schubin, modern day Szubin, Poland AWMM
      4 months AWMM
    • WW2
      2 weeks AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XI-D, Oerbke, Lower Saxony, Germany AWMM
      7 weeks AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Field Hospital - Crete (5 days) AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XX-A, Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Poland, 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 March 1945 AWMM Liberated by Armoured Division 43rd Scots AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    25953 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Medical, WWI AWMM
      Shrapnel wound - left leg. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Burned back - incendiary AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Bullet wound - left leg AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Shrapnel wounds to both knees, left hand. AWMM
    • Medical, WWII AWMM
      Left for dead when 18 Bn retired. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Various German hospitals - malnutrition, exhaustion Crete and Poland And Germany AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Bayonet wound - Grodjecz AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Escaped Crete - recaptured 4 days later

      Escaped Piraeus - recaptured 9 days later

      Escaped Thessaloniki - recaptured 11 weeks later

      Escaped Torun - recaptured 3 days later

      Escaped Wabcz - recaptured 5 weeks later

      Escaped Torun - recaptured 2 weeks later

      Escaped Deutschkrone - recaptured 16 days later.

      Enlisted in regular force 1949 and retired on 11.6.71 (see record for Malaya)

      Sergeant - 1 March 1950

      Staff Sergeant - 1 March 1950

      WOII - 1 March 1956

      WOI - 1 March 1957

      Lieutenant & Quartermaster - 7 May 1959

      Captain - 7 September 1959

      Major - 18 January 1969

      Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2002 AWMM
    • Date of Death 27th March 2005 Public - Simon Philip - Child - 14 April 2017 - Family papers
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About death

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  • Death
    27 March 2005 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • As well as a patriot and hero my father was an artist, sculptor, writer, soldier, and worker. He exhibited works in the National Gallery, his stories and poems were published in The Listener and other publications. His wood carvings and furniture designs are part of at least two churches. He was an active member of the Anglican synod for years. He was a warm and generous friend to many people in need. A deep thinker he was invited to speak to priests and soldiers both. He gave himself to his family, his country, his church and his community. He taught his sons to serve rather than take.
    His life continues through his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    I am very proud to have known him and so moved that the Auckland War Memorial Museum keeps the memory of him and all our other heroes alive. Ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things voluntarily when called. Thank you
    Public - Stephen - Child - 3 July 2017
  • Miss you Dad. Fantastic to have this record of your military years.
    Public - SImon Philip - Child - 14 April 2017



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 52 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
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 February 2018StephenAuckland, New ZealandChild
14 April 2017Simon PhilipNew ZealandChild

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