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Eric Francis Maxwell Knarston

Mr Knarston in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Mr Knarston in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Francis Maxwell AWMM
  • Surname
    Knarston AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Max Knarston AWMM
    • Swede AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 80741 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 July 1920 AWMM OwakaOtago AWMM
    Owaka, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 6 August 1941 AWMM Brighton Road, Green Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs M.J. Knarston (mother), Brighton Road, Green Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 80741 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Pukekohe Military Camp AWMM
    • Waiouru Military Camp - Tanks AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 6 August 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.221
    Age 21 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.221
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.221
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Aquitania carried the 8th Reinforcement from Wellington to the Middle East. This included 218 officers and 5287 other ranks of 2NZEF. They arrived at Port Tewfik on 5 January 1943. Troop Ship Magazine: The Aquitania had a magazine called Te Waka-o-Tu copies of which are held in the Auckland Museum Library AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    29 January 1999 AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland 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



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.221 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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