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William Frederick McConnell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    McConnell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fred AWMM
  • Service number
    374834 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1915 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 58 Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 58 Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E.D. McConnell (wife), 60 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs E.D. McConnell (wife), 60 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Beth father of Margaret, Christine, Robert, Frances, Peter, John AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 July 2009 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    CoromandelCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Central Leader (Auckland), 26 August 2009

    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 29 July 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I worked with Fred as a Practice Nurse for him 1986-1987. Was just flicking through an old recipe book and came across my "Freds Bread" recipe. Got me wondering... if Fred is still alive he'll be turning 100 this month. I know because the security code into the surgery was his date of birth! He was such a healthy old man back in the 80s, I thought he'd probably make a century. Saddened to read the obit, that he moved on at 93. They don't make many GPs like that any more. Will make the rye bread on 13th and remember Fred, a man who was respected by all his patients.
    Public - Fiona - 4 August 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945
    http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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
      WW2 12: WW2 118 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 59 AWMM
    • Central Leader AWMM
      Obituary: Central Leader (Auckland), 26 August 2009 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 29 July 2009 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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