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Frederick Albert Such

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Group, WW2, 2 soldiers wearing pith helmets : Frederick Such (on the right) with Con Olson, taken in Alexandria on 27 June 1942. On the back of the photograph it reads 'Con Olson and myself. We didn't know that in less than 1 month we would both be wounded and in the bag. Both still around and reasonably well Oct 1998'. - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, 2 soldiers wearing pith helmets : Frederick Such (on the right) with Con Olson, taken in …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Such AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Slim Such AWMM
  • Service number
    64665 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 March 1919 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 September 1939 AWMM 43 Ranfurly Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.B. Such (mother), 43 Ranfurly Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • El Alamein AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64665 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Papakura Military Camp AWMM
    • Hopu Hopu Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      El Maeir, Egypt AWMM
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      Under fire front line (tanks) AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57 Gruppignano, Udine, Italy AWMM
      2 October 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 732 Poland AWMM
      6 November 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - El Ger AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, 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 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    33293 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Bullet wounds, admitted to hospitals in Derna and Caserta Italy AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Such was one of the many New Zealanders who was freed after being on the 1000 km forced march. A copy of his Diary written during the Forced march is held in the Manuscripts, Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 September 2002 AWMM
  • 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
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • McGill, D. (1987). P.O.W. : the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: Mills Publications. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 203 AWMM
    • Such, Frederick Albert. Prisoner of War diary, 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/104. AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      24th N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association newsletter. December 2002, Issue 136. 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
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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