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Major Ephraim Wright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Major Ephraim AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1919 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 5 April 1941 AWMM C/o Mrs R. Bates, Onslow Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.J.S. Wright (wife), 268 Great South Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12287 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Burnham Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 5 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Butcher/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 45 Italy AWMM
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      25 Nov 1941-28 November 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 65 Gravina, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57 Gruppignano, Udine, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany AWMM
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany 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 1 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    317 32479 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      False teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Malaria AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Osteoarthritis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2002 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
    • McGill, D. (1987). P.O.W. : the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: Mills Publications. 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 528 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
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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