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Edgar Harold Everton

Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, received in New Zealand in January 1942. Vincent Hayes is third from the left in the front row. He is believed to have been the oldest in the group. The others in the photograph have not been identified. - This image may be subject to copyright

Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, received in New Zealand in January 1942. Vin …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edgar Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Everton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    31126 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 12 Ewen Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Everton (wife), 12 Ewen Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Accountant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      Greece, Europe AWMM
      27 April 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 383 (previously Oflag III-C), Hofenfells, Bavaria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 1873 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ted Everton,served as a sergeant in 1 New Zealand General Hospital. He was captured by the Germans on 27th April 1941near Corinth, Greece. He was prisoner of war for four years in Stalag XVIIIA and 383 in Germany until released by Patton's Army just south of Regensberg in April 1945.

    The number of New Zealanders taken prisoner during the Second World War was far greater than experienced in the First World War. This was due to the initial losses on Greece and Crete, and the mobile nature of war in the desert, where large numbers of New Zealanders were captured in 1941 and 1942. Prisoners in 2NZEF totalled 6637 men, and in addition 568 New Zealanders in or attached to the RAF were taken prisoner. It was often months before their families knew whether they were dead or alive.

    Everton is quoted in the Auckland War Memorial Museum exhibition 'In the Bag, of 'Scars on the Heart', 'Rona... was my fiancee. It was a long wait for her, 5 years for the man to come back and she and my mother never failed to write encouragement through those years.' AWMM
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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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Everton, E. H. Prisoner of War Diary 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Library. MS 968. AWMM
    • Everton, E. H. (Ted). POW Papers 1940-1981. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2000/21. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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