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Alan George Lapthorne

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Portrait, WW2, soldier standing in the garden - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, WW2, soldier standing in the garden - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan George AWMM
  • Surname
    Lapthorne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    453472 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1921 AWMM WintonSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 February 1942 AWMM Otapiri Road, Winton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rosaline Lapthorne (mother), New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    453472 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 17 February 1942 AWMM School teacher/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 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Mousey blond AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 31 March 1946 AWMM
    End of war AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 December 1987 AWMM
    Age 65 AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Area Block 2. Plot 736. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Southland Times 26 December 1987 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Southland Times AWMM
      Death notice: Southland Times 26 December 1987 AWMM
    • Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register page 7 line 23 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.110 AWMM

Contributors

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13 May 2015Bruce McMillan 2533 Winton/dipton highway Winton Child

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