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Alan Frederick Caley

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Caley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10159 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10159 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 5 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Coal merchant/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      1941 AWMM
      Crete, captured by German paratroopers, posted missing in action 2 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1945 AWMM Reported safe in UK 11 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    FS183.7042 (Teschen) AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.24 inches AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Laceration wound on head (from 1935) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Beriberi, yellow jaundice as a POW AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Broken back 20 June 1945, sustained at Broadstairs, UL, sustained whilst he was walking in his sleep, treated at military hospital in UK and also in New Zealand AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Stroke complications AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frederick Edward Caley, 1 Park Street, Throndon, Wellington; brother of Arthur Caley 290 King Street, Dunedin

    Captured during defense of Crete. Posted missing 2 June 1941; confirmed POW 31 October 1941

    POW 3 years, 6 months 11 days AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    18 December 1985 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Akatarawa Cemetery, Akatarawa Road, Akatarawa, Upper Hutt City, New Zealand AWMM Ashes AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • 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 30 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
      POW card placed in Scars 2 gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum January 2010 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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