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Charles Gratten MacShane

Portrait, WW2 brothers Arthur MacShane (8973) on right with his brother Charles MacShane (19246) on the left. It was taken in Cairo about 1941 when Arthur was attending OCTU training. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, WW2 brothers Arthur MacShane (8973) on right with his brother Charles MacShane (19246) on …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Gratten AWMM
  • Surname
    MacShane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    19246 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1918 AWMM TakakaTasman AWMM
    Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM District School, Burnham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. MacShane (mother), 4 Harper Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

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
    Trentham Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany AWMM
      El Alamein, Western Desert AWMM
      4 September 1942 AWMM
      Western Desert AWMM
    • WW2
      4 September 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany 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
    WW2 1 April 1944 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 32927 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Grattan William and Mary MacShane, of Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand.

    Two sons, brothers Arthur MacShane (8973) and Charles MacShane (19246) served in WW2.

    Major MacShane was an instructor of CMT training before being posted to Waiouru as camp Regimental Sergeant Major until he was commissioned in 1958.

    His final posting before retiring was two years as observer with the United Nations on the ceasefire line between Pakistan and India .

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM
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Death

About 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
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 232 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
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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