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Raymore Waller Benjamin Melville

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Portrait, WW2, full length, taken on enlistment, standing at ease outside in between wooden huts, - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, WW2, full length, taken on enlistment, standing at ease outside in between wooden huts, - …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymore Waller Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Melville AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Raymor Benjamin Waller Melville AWMM
    • Titch AWMM
  • Service number
    29393 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 June 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 September 1939 AWMM Pupuke Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rose Melville (mother), Pupuke Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 20 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • Monte Cassino AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    29393 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Mechanic/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Green AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 4.5 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 29 June 1942 at Mersa Matruh AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Kidney disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Daphne, father of Karin, Sandra

    Listed on the Nominal Roll with name Raymor Benjamin Waller Melville AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 September 1973 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Waikumete Crematorium, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 326 AWMM

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