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Douglas Will Holley

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Portrait standing with kitbag, Trentham pennant flying from his rifle (scanned from a photocopied photograph) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Will AWMM
  • Surname
    Holley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ilex Holley AWMM
  • Service number
    34900 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 April 1919 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 20 June 1940 AWMM Halcombe, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Arthur Will Holley (father), 67 Forfax Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Sidi Rezegh AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34900 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorial - Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Benghazi AWMM
      El Mreir, Egypt AWMM
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      Night attack on Ruweisat Ridge AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 52, Chiavari, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 58 Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57 Gruppignano, Udine, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 106/20 Italy AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 12 September 1943 AWMM Reached Switzerland 21 September 1943; interned there AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    3450 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Sinusitis, Sandfly Fever, Face, Right Leg, Spine. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted 2 NZ General Hospital (Egypt), Italian and Swiss Public, Australian Military AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Seconded to 11th Hussars (Welsh Anti-Tank), 16 Australian Brigade, 1 British Armoured Brigade, 26 Infantry Battalion, Divisional Petrol Company, 7 British Armoured Division Recce, 4 NZ Infantry Brigade, C.R.E. Field Recce Escort, C.R.A. Field Recce escort, 7 Field Coy, N.Z.E. Guide

    Husband of Millie TeAMohia (deceased); father of Douglas, Virginia and Lorrainne

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2000 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 2008 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Turangi Public Cemetery, Turangi, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 May 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • Thinking of you Uncle on your birthday and during the 100th Anniversary. Aroha Donna & family
    Public - Donna Maree - Other Relative - 22 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 220 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 May 2008 AWMM

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22 April 2015Donna Maree Cromwell, New ZealandOther Relative
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