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Cecil Roberts Withers

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Plan of Yokohama War Cemetery - This image may be subject to copyright

Plan of Yokohama War Cemetery - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil Roberts AWMM
  • Surname
    Withers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 47001 AWMM
    • WWII NZ40688 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 November 1914 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr W.I. Withers

    Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton presented the New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM) to next of kin of New Zealanders who were killed or died in military operations since 1945 at a ceremony at Parliament 3 September 2003.

    The New Zealand Operational Service Medal was received on his behalf by his daughter Mrs Joan O’Brien of Levin. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 February 1948 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan AWMM NZ Sec. Plot B Row A Grave 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand Defence Force. Roll of Honour. Personnel who have died on operational service since 3 September 1945.
    http://medals.nzdf.mil.nz/info/roll-of-honour/index.html
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Pointer, M. (2008). Commonwealth War Graves, Hodogaya, Yokohama, Japan: the New Zealand Connection. Tokyo, Japan. Unpublished paper. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 2 p. 372 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 522 AWMM
    • Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 80.01 AWMM
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