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Daniel William Paul

Portrait, annotated "love from Dan, Egypt 6th September 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, annotated "love from Dan, Egypt 6th September 1941 - This image may be subject to copyrigh …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Daniel William AWMM
  • Surname
    Paul AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    60555 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 August 1916 AWMM Te KopuruNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 20 June 1940 AWMM 39 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    60555 AWMM
  • Military service
    Mounted Rifles 6 months AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 52, La Chiavari, Italy AWMM
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 107, Torviscosa, Udine, Italy AWMM
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 107, Torviscosa, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 13 February 1945 AWMM
    Medically Unfit Grade 3 AWMM
    Gunner/Military AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mother named as next of kin at attestation Ethel May Paul, 26 Garnett Street, Ninerton, Warwickshire, England

    Married 8 March 1941 and his wife named as next of kin subsequently, Pearl Melba Paul, 29 Carey Street, Mairoa, Hamilton

    Attested 20 June 1940

    Entered Papakura 7 January 1941

    Posted missing 13 December 1941

    Reported missing believed POW 17 February 1942, Rome advised he was a POW

    8 June 1942, Rome communicates POW at Campo PG 52

    6 March 1943, advised POW at Campo PG 107

    Escaped along with another, after being sold by the Italians to the Germans. When being moved by the German guards, he and Private Martin Regis Hodge (8731, 27 Machine Gun Battalion) hid, got out later and separated. Daniel Paul went on to join the partisans at Castel Dobra, left the partisan force, was arrested by Germans and broke free twice, was then taken to transit camp in Trieste where he met his fellow escapee, also recaptured. The compatriot, Private M.R. Hodge (8731) picked the locks and six got out of camp, contacted partisans, then contacted the British mission and sent to Semic, and flown to Brindisi (Mason (1954)). p. 427.

    Reported safe in NZ Reception Depot 12 May 1944

    Overseas service 3 years 165 days

    Embarked from Suez 4 August 1944, arrived Wellington 18 September 1944, discharged 13 December 1944

    Escape as POW described in Mason (1954) p. 427. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 October 1970 AWMM
    Age 53 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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  • I didn't have the privilege of meeting you but want to thank you for the immense contribution & sacrifices you made to give all New Zealanders the freedoms & liberties we enjoy today.

    Love from your grand daughter
    Stephanie Paul x
  • Moe mai e koro. You are remembered by family.
    Public - Kawana - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
    Mason, W.W. (1954). Prisoners of war. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • 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 277 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM


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