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Raymond Athol Gadsby

Group, WW2, 8 soldiers standing in front of tent, Egypt?. Back row 2nd from right is Ian Victor Gadsby (42268); family think man kneeling on right is brother Raymond Athol Gadsby (259051) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, 8 soldiers standing in front of tent, Egypt?. Back row 2nd from right is Ian Victor Gads …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Athol AWMM
  • Surname
    Gadsby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    259051 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 8 Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Alice Louise Gadsby (mother), Napier Street, Opunake, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    259051 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 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Stephen Arthur and Alice Louisa Gadsby

    Three brothers served in the military during WW2 : Raymond Athol Gadsby (259051), Ian Victor Gadsby (42268), William Arthur Gadsby (12007) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 February 1983 Cemetery Records
    Age 61 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki Cemetery Records
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    New Plymouth District Council burial and cremation records search online
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 45 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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19 February 2017Karina Hamilton New ZealandDirect descendant

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