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Richard John Urlich

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Portrait , taken before R.J. Urlich left New Zealand - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait , taken before R.J. Urlich left New Zealand - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard John AWMM
  • Surname
    Urlich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dickie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ426229 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1915 AWMM KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 24 April 1905 AWMM Tokerau Beach, Kaitaia, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Eva Urlich (wife), Tokerau Beach, Kaitaia, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 November 1943 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Waipapakauri AWMM
    • Rotorua (No. 3 EFTS) AWMM
    • Harewood Wigram AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • R.J. Urlich left home Tuesday 2 November 1943

    Embarked probably from Auckland and travelled on an old ship (Santa Monica) arriving in San Francisco (c20 -26 November 1943). From there he travelled by train to New York and from New York he sailed on the Queen Mary to Scotland and from Scotland he went to England. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 August 2008 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland 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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  • A very clever man and hard taskmaster. Left school at the end of Form 2 which was then Standard 6 the furtherest one could go at Primary School before entering Secondary at Form 3.This shows the character of the man who then went on to become a bomber pilot which in itself was a great achievement
    Public - Keith - Child - 25 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 3 p. 611-12, ref 181 AWMM

Contributors

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25 April 2020Keith Coopers Beach Far North. NZChild
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