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Cyril Angelo Pasco



Civilian life

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Camp Hospital Tents (Maadi) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      2 and 5 General Hospitals AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Queen Mary Hospital, Alexandria AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wound to face and head (Malta) AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Beryl, married in 1939; father of Chris and Gay

    Details in the Nominal Roll differ from the account provided by Cyril Pasco in 1999: address at embarkation is listed as 148 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand and his occupation is listed as musician

    Mr Pasco served in 25 Battalion but was seconded to the Kiwi Concert Party.

    A veteran, Mr Robinson, wrote in response to an obituary written by Cyril Pasco for Gordon Kirk-Burnand (31402) in the RSA Review "Dear Cyril, I read with interest your tribute to Gordon Kirk-Burnand in the Review. I was in F Troop 26 Battery and sailed too with you on Empress of Canada...I have happier memories of other occasions, your playing your violin on the way down to Wellington to embark, your swinging mess calls with another trumpeter by name of Ken Suckling .. and the company we shared in those earlier days".

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999.

    Other items relating to the Kiwi Concert Party are held by the National Army Museum, Waiouru. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 October 2009 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 October 2009

    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 31 October 2009, D9 AWMM
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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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 140 AWMM
    • Reed, J.E. (1944). Sing as We Go: The Story of the Kiwi Concert Party in the Middle East from 1941 to 1943. Wellington, N.Z.: Raupo Books. AWMM
    • Vaughan, T. (1995). Whistle as you go : the story of the Kiwi Concert Party. Auckland, N.Z.: Random House NZ. AWMM
    • Pasco, Cyril. Kiwi Concert Party, 1941 - 1998. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. MS 2002/53. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 31 October 2009, D9 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM

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