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Ian Victor Gadsby

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Portrait, Ian Victor Gadsby (42268), Swainsons Studio, New Plymouth. photograph mounted in board with cover. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Ian Victor Gadsby (42268), Swainsons Studio, New Plymouth. photograph mounted in board wit …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Gadsby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snow AWMM
  • Service number
    42268 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1919 AWMM Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 January 1940 AWMM 150 Molesworth Street, New Plymoutn, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr S.A. Gadsby (father), Ihaia Road, Opunake, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Gunnery August 1942 AWMM
    • Wireless, RT Operators course, 23 January 1944 AWMM
    • D&M 3-22 July 1944 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 18 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Blacksmith/Civilian AWMM
    StratfordTaranaki 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      22 July 1941 admitted to hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      15 September 1941 admitted to 8 General Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      17 September 1941 admitted to 6 General Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      16 December 1941 admitted to No 1 Camp Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      14 December 1942 admitted to 6 New Zealand Field Hospital AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: G.S.W. left arm and amputation Pension: 30/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Stephen Arthur and Alice Louisa Gadsby

    Married 27 August 1945 Melva Eileen Reynolds in Opunake; father of three Coral, Michael and Margaret

    Attested 18 January 1940 and entered camp 18 February 1941

    Served in New Zealand 189 days, and overseas 4 years 15 days

    Farmed a Returned Services Farm in Shannon 1949

    Farmed a Returned Services Farm in Reparoa 1957, reballoted because of flooding

    Employed a contract farmer on this land and then moved to Rotorua 1968, sold the farm in 1969

    Retired 1989

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): 19 Mt. Eden Road, Auckland AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 December 1994 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, 160 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM 6/RSA/056A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Rotorua Daily Post, 8 December 1994 p. 24 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form 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 124 AWMM
    • Rotorua Daily Post AWMM
      Death Notice: Rotorua Daily Post, 8 December 1994 p. 24 AWMM
    • Rotorua Cemetery and Crematorium, 160 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 6415 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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