Also known as
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 22 April 1905 AWMM C/o Post Office, Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs Louisa Charlotte Showler (wife), C/o Post Office, Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
6 feet AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
Husband of Louisa, Father of Larry, Ron and Kevin.
Showler's previous military experience, as part of the Territorials, is noteworthy on account of the fact that there were only seven members in the Kaikohe unit, all of whom were privates.
Showler married his wife Louisa on 16 March 1940, during his final period of leave before being shipped overseas.
After WWII, Showler worked for the Public Trust Office, retiring on 18 May 1972.
On the Showlers' 60th wedding anniversary, they received congratulations from Queen Elizabeth II.
At the time of writing (2006) Showler was one of only five men still alive from the original 112 in his unit.
Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2006 AWMM
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- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 2: WW2 unknown page AWMM
- Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
- 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
- 21 Battalion
(Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
- Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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