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Allan Campbell Wood

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Group of 28 Maori Battalion Officers at dinner, Hotel St George, Beirut, 1930 hours, 5 June 1942. From left to right: Colonel Edward Te Whiti Love, Rev. Captain Takimoana Kahi Harawira, Lieutenant Paikea Henare Toka, Captain Robert Cecil Shaw-Thompson, Captain Kereti Pau Mariu, Lieutenant Henry Colton Arundel Lambert, Mr Charles Basil Bennet, Lieutenant William Vercoe, WO1 Allan Campbell Wood, DCM, Lieutenant George Tuoro Marsden, John Richard Ormsby, Second Lieutenant Ian Graeme Howden, Major Sydney Freyberg Jackson, Captain Waipaina Matehe Awarau, Major James Clendon Tau Henare, CBE, Lieutenant Hupa Hamiora, Captain James Tuhiwai, mid, Lieutenant Kuru Waaka, Lieutenant Edward Morgan, Lieutenant Colonel Arapeta Awatere, Captain James Matahere, Second Lieutenant John College Reedy, Duncan McCrae, Lieutenant Dr Ronald Alexander MacDonald, Colonel W.W.Johnston, Ben Porter, CSM Rangi France Logan, Second Lieutenant Ehai John Ropata, Jumbo Joseph, Second Lieutenant Kingi Areta Keiha, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Baker DSO. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Wood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ace AWMM
  • Service number
    30485 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 August 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 4 Scotland Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E.A. Wood (father), 4 Scotland Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • El Alamein AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30485 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
    At Platanias on 21 May this warrant officer did excellent work in leading a party of men from Battalion HQ in cleaning up parachutists who had landed in the battalion and Divisional Engineer areas. He personally accounted for many of the enemy, who had already come into action. On 22 May, during the attack on Maleme he personally led several small bodies of our men in bayonet rushes against enemy posts and machine-guns. Later, when the attack had stopped, he and a soldier stalked and accounted for at least two enemy machine-gunners and two snipers. During these operations he received a bullet wound in the side of the chest, but would not be evacuated. This warrant officer is apparently fearless and throughout operations in Greece and Crete has set the highest possible example to all ranks. (L.G.30/12/1941) AWMM

Training and 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Seriously wounded El Alamein AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The first Regimental Sergeant Major of the 28th Maori Battalion

    Aged 47, he was one of eight Europeans with the original battalion

    Commissioned 15 November 1941 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    1 March 1964 AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. 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 203 AWMM
    • Te Ao Hou AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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