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Herbert John Reader

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Reader AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    38701 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 June 1914 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 October 1940 AWMM C/o PO, Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mavis Ada Reader (wife), 12 Deffey Crescent, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1941 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    38701 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Azeiz, Libya AWMM
      1 November 1941 AWMM
      Involved in Halfaya Pass action, caoptured by Rommel's forces AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Escarpment, Bardia AWMM
      Nov 1941-Jan 1942 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 January 1942 AWMM Liberated by South African Division AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2003 AWMM
    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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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 4: WW2 293 AWMM
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