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Wyn Francis Daly

Portrait, Wyn Francis Daly, taken in Maadi in 1940. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Wyn Francis Daly, taken in Maadi in 1940. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wyn Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Daly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8025 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 January 1919 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM 22 Ilam Road, Riccarton,Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M.G. Daly, 8 Peverel Street, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Libya AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8025 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Canea/Chania Camp, Crete AWMM
      Sfakia, Crete AWMM
      1 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Henaklion, Crete AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Dulag 183/Frontstalag 183, Salonika, modern day Thessaloniki, Greece AWMM
    • WW2
      At nearly the end of the war, shifted from Walfsberg to places he didn't know. AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 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.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 23 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    4574 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Malaria - admitted to hospital in Alexandria AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Whilst a prisoner of war he escaped from prison camp at Canea, Crete to the hills. Recaptured he was sent to camp at Henaklion, Crete and there was involved in building an airport.

    Sometime in 1942 he was sent to Salonika, North Greece camp and then taken off train in Belgrade, put in hospital there and sometime after transferred into prison camp 18D.

    Later he was shifted to Wolfsberg 18A till nearly the end of the war when they were shifted to places he didn't know. He escaped again and remained hidden until the Germans threw away their arms.

    Discharged perhaps April 1946

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1998. An Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete. The plaque at the base of the tree reads: This Olive Tree was presented to the New Zealand Veterans of the Battle for Crete by the people of Galatos in Crete in respect and the esteem of the bond formed during and after the Battle of Crete May 1941. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 May 1999 Cemetery Records
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Avonhead Park Cemetery Hawthornden Road Christchurch New Zealand (now Avonhead Memorial Cemetery) AWMM Block G, Plot 108 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 46 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
    • Henderson, J. (1954). RMT: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM

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