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Donald Alan Haswell

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Portrait, 1939 in civilian clothes (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, 1939 in civilian clothes (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyri …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Alan AWMM
  • Surname
    Haswell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Don AWMM
    • Urky AWMM
    • Allan AWMM
  • Service number
    2457 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1917 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 6 October 1939 AWMM 9 Tavistock Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Caroline Eliza Haswell (mother), 9 Tavistock Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 6 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Myocardial degeneration associated with chronic alcoholism AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 27 May 1945 AWMM
    End of War AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Caroline Eliza nee Lucas Haswell and Albert Edward Haswell.

    Father of Judith who has written a book about his life.

    Held the rank of sapper at embarkation.

    Engagement announced June 1943.

    Name spelled as Alan on the Nominal Roll and as Allan by BDM (deaths) and on the Cemetery record. Record detail mostly compiled from information provided by family AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1960 AWMM
    Age 43 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
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 77 AWMM
    • Haswell, J. (2010). Private Music. Auckland, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 7.7 AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      57 AWMM
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