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Andria Tolich

Portrait, Andria Tolich (kindly provided by Andy) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Andria Tolich (kindly provided by Andy) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andria AWMM
  • Surname
    Tolich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Andy Tolich AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 619486 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 November 1923 Serviceman WaipapaBay of Islands Serviceman
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 March 1942 AWMM 137 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Margaret Elizabeth Tolich (mother), Te Pua Road, Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 29 June 1944 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • 2nd Auckland Battalion, Waitangi AWMM
    • Ambulance Training, Epsom AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 March 1942 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Shop assistant/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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      6 foot 1 inch AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Accidentally hurt, "self inflicted" wound, admitted Helwan Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Carbuncle, admitted 1GH, Senagallia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Valerie; father of Peter, Michael, David, Paul and Martin

      Andy received the Queen's Service Medal in 1978 for Public Service

      Andy served with the New Zealand Police for 35 1/2 years from 28 April 1948 to 3 November 1983

      Auckland R.S.A., former president

      He was a volunteer at the Armoury Information Centre, Auckland War Memorial Museum for many years and also donated war related items to the Museum's Library.

      Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001 AWMM
    • GIGA (GRANDFATHER) TO Sean Daniel Robert Samuel Angela Nadia Sophie Mathew Anna Joshua Nicholas Ilija Susan . Greatgrandfather to Aidin,Ryan,Finn,Archie,Violet Joy,Victor,Kai and Bella. Public - ROBERT - Other Relative - 25 February 2015 - Family History
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About death

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  • Death
    26 September 2010 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial M Row 23, Plot 75 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 September 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 99 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 September 2010 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM


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25 February 2015ROBERT Perth Western Australia Other Relative

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