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Eric William Henry Muir

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Muir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Peter AWMM
  • Service number
    22788 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 May 1914 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Leah Muir (mother), 135 Seaview Road, Weston, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      North Africa, Africa AWMM
      1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      12 September 0194 AWMM
    • AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    4293 AWMM

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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  • Muir was captured in Greece whilst a Lance Bombardier serving with the 7th New Zealand Anti-Tank Regiment.

    His Service Record reads: 1939, September 3, Home defence 13th Heavy Battery NMO

    1939, September 12, Filled in an attestation for service in time of war form

    1940, February 5, Filled in attestation for service in time of war, within and beyond New Zealand form. States address as 13th Battery Heavy group, Takapuna, 7 months

    1940, February 9, NZ - Entered Ngaruawahia camp

    1940, May 1, Embarked

    1940, June 16, Disembarked in England

    1940, December 16, Embarked from UK – Rank as Gunner (GNR)

    1941, February 1, Promoted to Lance Bombardier at sea

    1941, February 16, Disembarked Egypt

    1941, March, Embarked to join Lustre Force – Middle East (ME)

    1941, April 24, Wounded in action - Middle East (ME)

    1941, May 6, Notification sent to next of kin

    1941, May 18, Missing – Middle East (ME)

    1941, May 18, Known POW hospital Kokinia

    1941, May 24, Notification sent to next of kin

    1941, June 24, Posted Missing

    1941, July 31, General reports POW in Hospital – previously notified as wounded and missing

    1941, August 2, Notification sent to next of kin

    1941, September 12, In Kokinia Hospital, Athens

    1941, September 15, Notification sent to next of kin

    1941, September 12, POW (No. 4293) Stalag 18 A

    1941, September 18, Notification sent to next of kin

    1943, September 29, Wrote poem to sister Mary from POW Camp

    1944, December 4, Awarded Africa Star X(III) List

    1945, May 19, Safe in Italy

    1945, May 22, PW repatriated lenil September, now safe in Italy

    1945, May 22, Notification sent to next of kin

    1945, June 9, Safe in UK mefd in to Puttick Wing & s/o x(III) List tfd NZ Roll (ex PW). Cable CAW 495 of 12.6.45 – Unit = Puttick

    1945, June 14, Address of next of kin changed

    1945, June 15, Marched out to Miles housing – Unit = Pulliers

    1945, June 16, Notification sent to next of kin

    1945, June 22, Marched in from Pullick wing – Unit = Miles

    1945, November 25, Certificate Delige 106781

    1945, August 8., Embarked for New Zealand

    1945, September 5, Arrived NZ – Area 9

    1945, September 5, 91 days in Area 8 on fund. Dishcharge certificate NZ 480 No. 22522

    1945, October 2, Admitted as Out Patient, New Plymouth Hospital S/A continues

    1945, December 7, Discharged in Wellington Pd 1. 7 December 1945 [Delugd?]

    1945, December 8, CTBA & M/I 8 Pool ILWOP pending discharge

    1945, December 12, Discharged – discharged as Out Patient, New Plymouth Hospital

    1945, December 13, Reb, ply 12-12-45. G. 4 Discharge approved, file to Pensions for retention, pensions to note Boards recommendation AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    15 May 2004 AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • My great-great uncle, Eric William Henry Muir. Carries a family name that has been passed down through generations to which I carry in my own. My middle name is 'Erica' after my mums uncle Eric who I share the same birthday with. #lestweforget
    Public - Eden - Other relative - 25 April 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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 134 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM

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