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Douglas Arthur Wilsher

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 WILSHER Douglas Arthur - 1919-2015 (returned Serviceman 24th Auckland Battalion 2nd NZEF 25442. POW No 138791)
Doug died peacefully, on the 3rd August 2015 in his 97th year.  Loved husband of Jackie for 62yrs

Douglas WILSHER

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilsher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Curly AWMM
  • Service number
    25442 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Libya AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25442 AWMM
  • Military service
    None AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Nil AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Apr 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Railway porter/Civilian AWMM
    TaumarunuiTaupo AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      30 November 1941 AWMM
      Advancing on Point 125/With 24 Battalion AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 66, Capu, Italy AWMM
      1 January 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 52, La Chiavari, Italy AWMM
      2 February 1942 AWMM
    • WW2
      23 November 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 103/7, Sauris, Italy AWMM
      27 May 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 103/8, Near Treviso, Italy AWMM
      8 October 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-B, Memmingen, Germany AWMM
      16 October 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XI-A (later 341), Altengrabow, Germany AWMM
      6 November 1944 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - E7002, Ufingln, Germany AWMM
      24 December 1944 AWMM
    • WW2
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 (No. 2), Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 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.
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 103, Treviso, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Treviso, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    138791 (German) AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Private Wilsher suffered frostbite while POW. He was hospitalised in Kent, England. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 21 years 2 months at enlistment AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 August 2015 Public Source
  • Date of death
    3 August 2015 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 October 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Age at death
    97 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 October 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 October 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 October 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. 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 517 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. 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
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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28 June 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
10 October 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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