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William Hamilton Read

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Hamilton AWMM
  • Surname
    Read AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 14374 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 September 1912 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1 September 1940 AWMM Mayfair Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Violet Read (wife), 20 Goldsmith Road, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 December 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 14374 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Corinth AWMM
      Kalamata, Greece AWMM
      30 April 1941 AWMM
    • POW - Marburg AWMM
      AWMM
    • POW - Wolfsburg AWMM
    • POW - Markt, Pongau, Austria AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Salonike 8B 714 ER. 18A 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 Circa 15 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    4041 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Vi, father of two daughters

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2004 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 2011 AWMM
    Age 98 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Dominion Post, 24 May 2011

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

Remember William Hamilton Read by laying a poppy.

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  • I wish to pay my respects to Bill, Friend of my Great Granddad Leslie Joseph 'Rosie' Roseman. They traveled to Egypt together on the Dominion Monarch in early 1941 and both served in the Div Cav. I first learned of Les' friendship with Bill through the discovery of Les' old photo album from the war. Inside I found photos of Bill and my Great Grandfather exploring Sydney on their way to war. Interested to find out more I went looking for any information on this friend. Sadly the results of this search showed that I was a year too late as it was early 2012 and Bill had sadly passed away. I will never forget Bill and his relation to my Poppy, Les. They were both young men, brought together in a time of conflict, heading off on a grand adventure that would cost so much. My well wishes go with Bill's family and I hope one day I can pass on the photos I have of him.
    Public - Nicholas - 10 January 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Dominion Post AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 394 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death notice: Dominion Post, 24 May 2011 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2011 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

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26 January 2016NicholasAuckland, New ZealandOther