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Donald Edward Renner

Portrait, Don Renner in Uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Don Renner in Uniform - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Renner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Don AWMM
  • Service number
    284442 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 June 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs May Violet Renner (mother), 29 Target Street, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 October 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Avondale Race Course AWMM
    • Rotorua Race Course AWMM
    • Waiouru AWMM
    • Pukekohe Race Course AWMM
    • Hopuhopu AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1940 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Retailer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Fracture - Humerus- Admitted to 7th Field Hospital, then 4th General Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The hymns sung at the funeral service for Don Renner included: To God be the Glory, Onward Christian Soldiers, Abide With Me.

    Death notices (NZH, 2 November 2006): RENNER, Donald Edward. Service No. 28 442, NZ Army (Artillery). On 31 October, 2006, peacefully, at the Lady Allum Hospital, Milford, Auckland; aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Marianne. Much loved father of Ray and Charmaine, Rob and Julie, and Sue and Pat; grandad of Jay, Kirsty, Chris, Ethan and Sam. "You will be always in our hearts." A service for Don will be held at the Salvation Army Congress Hall, 369 Queen St, at 10.30am, to be followed by a private cremation. Davis Funerals Mt Eden FDANZ, Greifcare."

    "RENNER, Don. Service No 284442, World War II veteran, and esteemed Life Member of Takapuna Memorial RSA. Served on the Executive Committee, and Welfare Officer for many years. A great mate who will be sadly missed."

    Mono Island was the first opposed landing experienced by the New Zealand Division since Gallipoli in 1915. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    31 October 2006 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
    MilfordNorth Shore City 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, Thursday 2 November 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Hello Grandad! Love you so much!
    Public - Jack - Direct descendant - 13 June 2020
  • I've come here with Jack Renner to see what information was on here about dad. Good to see previous comments etc. Love you dad!
    Public - Jack - Direct descendant - 13 June 2020
  • So very proud of you. I also remember how you used to go to school assemblies to talk about the war - Your loving daughter Sue.
    Public - Sue - Child - 8 June 2019
  • Hi Dad
    From Jade and Jack

    We love Grandad
    Public - Jade - Direct descendant - 6 August 2017
  • Hi I'm Jack. I wish I met my grandad. He died before I was born.
    Public - Jack Robert - Direct descendant - 27 August 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 333 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, Thursday 2 November 2006 AWMM
    • Nominal Rolls - Embarkation N-Force [Norfolk Force Embarkation Rolls], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1428 (R22440218) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 June 2020JackAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
08 June 2019SueNorthland New ZealandChild
06 August 2017JadeNew ZealandDirect descendant
27 August 2016Jack RobertAuckland NZDirect descendant

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