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Wilfred Ernest Rowe

Wilfred Ernest Rowe in uniform, full length, taken in late 1944. - This image may be subject to copyright

Wilfred Ernest Rowe in uniform, full length, taken in late 1944. - This image may be subject to copy …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Rowe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ425178 AWMM
    • 1/1A/1343 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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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
    • Pre-entry training courses 1942 AWMM
    • 2 Battalion, 3 Auckland Regiment training, Bay of Islands AWMM
    • ADU Airforce training, Hobsonville AWMM
    • ITW course, Rotorua AWMM
    • No. 2 TTS (E & W) School Wireless Operator training AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Wireless operator/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wilfred Rowe was last stationed with the RNZAF at Laucala Bay, Fiji.

    His account of his army career refers to his training (as listed above) during 1942. He was attached to 62 (Radar) Squadron at Rendova Island as a W/OP, then was posted to Malaita in a similar capacity.

    He returned to New Zealand and was posted to Intercommand Radio at Waioruru until being posted to Fiji in late 1945 AWMM


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



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  • Thank you Grandad xox
    Public - Sarah - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020



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25 April 2020SarahLower HuttDirect descendant

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