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Henry Terence Wickham Nolan

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Group photo, WW2 four soldiers: from left to right, Colin Stanford, Scotty Ferguson, Terry Nolan (22899) and Mick Caughley (22891) (photo provided by Mick Caughley) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group photo, WW2 four soldiers: from left to right, Colin Stanford, Scotty Ferguson, Terry Nolan (22 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Terence Wickham AWMM
  • Surname
    Nolan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Henry Terence Wyckham Nolan AWMM
    • Terry AWMM
    • Henry Terence Wyckham Nolan AWMM
    • Terry AWMM
  • Service number
    • 20009 AWMM
    • 22899 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 April 1905 AWMM Norana, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr E.H. Nolan (father), "Norana", Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr E.H. Nolan (father), "Norana", Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: New Zealand Gazette, 2 May 1946. Citation: "Lieutenant Colonel H.T.W. Nolan commanded 4 New Zealand Field Regiment throughout the period under review ... Lieutenant Colonel Nolan, by personal leadership of his Regiment, did everything possible to ensure that this Brigade was given the best artillery support available ... On 18 April when 9 Brigade met strong resistance ... Lieutenant Colonel Nolan, himself well forward, quickly appreciated the situation and was able to bring heavy artillery fire from his own and other Regiments, thus not only causing enemy casualties, but saving casualties amongst our own troops. His personal example and control of his observation posts were responsible in giving the infantry great confidence ... In all his appointments, his devotion to duty and leadership has been outstanding." (Haigh & Polaschek, p189) AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
      The enemy retreated slowly before 9 Brigade on the 19th [April 1945] and there were many calls for support from the 4th Field. Lieutenant Colonel Nolan had personally deployed his OPs, and he skilfully controlled the fire of his own regiment and at times of other regiments. He was later awarded a DSO and, though the citation mentions 18 April, it was clearly this day that was chiefly intended. (2 NZ Divisional Artillery, p718) AWMM
    • Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
    • Italy Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Coronation Medal 1953 AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration and bar (ED*) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Wounded, 26 February 1942, when an enemy aircraft dropped six bombs on the 5 Field B Echelon area in the El Adem box AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Joyce for 60 years; father of Cherry, Peter, Derek

    Educated at Wanganui Collegiate

    23 or 24 years at enlistment

    Promoted to Captain in December 1940. Served as Adjutant of 5 Field Regiment, December 1940 - June 1941.

    Promoted to Major in September 1942. Served as Officer Commanding (OC) of 30 Field Battery, 6 Field Regiment, September 1942 - December 1943.

    Haigh & Polaschek state that Nolan was appointed Brigade Major (BM) of the New Zealand Artillery (NZA) in December 1943. The Official History of 2 NZ Div Artillery states that he served as BM NZA from August to November 1944.

    Promoted to Lt Colonel in March 1945. Served as Commanding Officer (CO) of 4 Field Regiment, March - December 1945.

    Returned to New Zealand in December 1945.

    Name is recorded as Henry Terence Wyckham Nolan in Nominal Roll AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 November 2009 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald , 19 November 2009

    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 28 November 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 139 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 105 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.662, 690, 696, 718, 725-6 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 19 November 2009 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: 28 November 2009 AWMM
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