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Alan Harold Fenton

Alan Harold Fenton in uniform smoking a pipe, Rome, 24 September 1944, aged 21. - This image may be subject to copyright

Alan Harold Fenton in uniform smoking a pipe, Rome, 24 September 1944, aged 21. - This image may be …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Fenton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    459107 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1923 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 April 1905 AWMM 527 Street Asaph Street, Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.R. Fenton (mother), 24a Central Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1944 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Basic -hospital duties AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
      Pneumonia AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Maadi Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined Public Service at 18 years and served in Departments of Customs, Education, Health, Labour and Statistics, retiring from the latter, after 42 years service, in August 1983.

    Called up on 1 September 1942 : Discharged 30 March 1946 having served 1 year 260 days in New Zealand and 1 year 317 days beyond New Zealand.

    In New Zealand served 9 months in the P.O.W. Camp Featherston and 13 months with the 13 Field Ambulance, Johnsonville.

    Embarked as part of 11th Reinforcements in Wellington on HMNZTS 83 (alias the Rhys) on Friday 31 March 1944.

    Arrived Freemantle (Western Australia) on Saturday 8 April : departed Friday 14th. Arrived Aden on 29th but sailed on 30th for Port Tewfik (Suez) arriving 3 May. At Maadi Base Camp from 4 May -5 July serving in Base Hospital.

    Hospitalised (with pneumonia 9-18 June 1944).

    Transferred to C.M.F. - Left Alexandra on 12 July on SS Delwarra bound for Taranto, Italy arriving on the 16th. Transferred to Advanced Base (about 20 miles from Taranto) and served there in base Hospital until 12 September .

    Transferred to 2 General Hospital at Caserta, Naples on 13 September and remained there til Friday 2 February 1945.

    Transferred to Division (6th Field Ambulance) joining at Forli and saw active service therefrom to Trieste (nice place - what memories!)

    Transported back to NZ on "Orion" landing in Wellington on 10th February 1946. AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.39 AWMM
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