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Albert James Augustus Birchfield



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert James Augustus AWMM
  • Surname
    Birchfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Birchie AWMM
  • Service number
    485624 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1905 AWMM Saltwater CreekCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 26 April 1905 AWMM 20 Lonsdale Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.A. Birchfield (wife), 20 Lonsdale Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 January 1944 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    485624 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Septic bites, Halyfield Hospital AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Severe dysentery 1944 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George and Frances (nee Walls) Birchfield. Husband of Constance A. (Connie nee Rawcliffe); father of Maureen and Frances

    Married political activist, Communist Party, Connie Rawcliffe 8 August 1936

    Served 2 years 246 days, 216 days in New Zealand

    Promoted to Sergeant in April 1945

    Portraits in uniform and with family in Birchfield, M. (1998). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 March 1984 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Karori Crematorium, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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  • External links
    Cemetery Records. Wellington City Council.
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 13 AWMM
    • Birchfield, M. (1998). She dared to speak: Connie Birchfield's story. Dunedin, N.Z.: Otago University Press. AWMM
      Birchfield, M. (1998). She dared to speak: Connie Birchfield's story. Dunedin, N.Z.: Otago University Press. p. 112, 113 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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