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Selwyn George Harris

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Selwyn George AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22497 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 March 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 January 1940 AWMM 8 Woodhall Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T. Teasdale (sister), 8 Woodhall Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22497 AWMM
  • Military service
    Gisborne High School Cadets 7 months AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 January 1940 AWMM Motor Truck Driver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      medium AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      tattoo mark on left arm; scar on right leg AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Selwyn was one of 16 children in the family, and of the 9 boys, 7 of them served overseas during WW2. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1989 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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Leave a note

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  • Selwyn was the 6th born of 16 children to Thomas and Mary Harris of auckland. He was born 1914 and died in 1989 and is buried in Auckland. If you have any information or are related to this family PLEASE make contact with me.. Many thanks.
    Public - Leonard Harris - Researcher - 19 June 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 80 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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19 June 2016Leonard HarrisNew ZealandResearcher

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