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Sydney Ujdur

Portrait, Sydney Ujdur detail from group photo - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Sydney Ujdur detail from group photo - This image may be subject to copyright


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 July 1915 AWMM AhiparaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 July 1940 AWMM Waipapakauri, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr M. Ujdur (father), Waipapakauri, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    61190 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Mt Victoria, Auckland (for seven months) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 15 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Forestry labourer/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland 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
    Wounded, admitted to English Hospital and No 1 New Zealand General Hospital. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Emily Ujdur and Mate Ujdur. Brother of Laura.

    Three sons served in WW2 : Nicholas (61189) Ben (44596) accidentaly killed in 1945, and Syd (61190).

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1998 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 December 2008 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
    18 December 2008 Public - Angela - Child - 24 April 2016 - Family papers, family oral history
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    At Home, Houhora Public - Angela - Child - 24 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Houhora Cemetery Public - Angela - Child - 24 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Grave reference
    A1 Public - Angela - Child - 24 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 December 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Sydney and Violet Jean Ujdur Public - Angela - Child - 24 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Sydney Ujdur

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  • Papa Syd..

    I never really had the chance to know you as well as I would have liked. From what I do remember, you were always a gentle an loving person.

    I do think of you an grandma often.. thankyou for the fond memories I hold of you both.. thank you for the service an sacrifices you made. You are a humble man.

    Public - Daley - Other relative - 25 April 2019
  • To a very special Dad who served his Country well in WW2 and was one of the fortunate who came home and was able to live to the age of 93. A special man whom I will never forget. Thank you Papa for teaching me so many special things and most of all for your sacrifice to serve your country and your love for our Family. I will love you forever. Your girl Angie xxxxx Sydney Ujdur born 24 July 1915 - passed away 18 December 2008
    Public - Angela - Child - 24 April 2016



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  • External links
  • 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 359 AWMM
    • Ujdur, Sydney. From Humble Beginnings : A Gumdiggers Story. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/55. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2019DaleyMelbourneOther relative
24 April 2016AngelaKAITAIA, New ZealandChild

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