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Laurence Verdun Stubbing

  • Service number
    WWII 66847 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Lawrence AWMM
    • Laurie AWMM
    • Lockie AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Laurence Verdun AWMM
  • Surname
    Stubbing AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Lawrence AWMM
    • Laurie AWMM
    • Lockie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 66847 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 June 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Old Taupiri Road, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs J. Stubbing (mother), Old Taupiri Road, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


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  • Liberation date
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    • Husband of Nada Florence Priest (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) they married in 27 April 1946.

      His daughter writes "My aunt, Dad's eldest sister was the post mistress at Tokaanu when he was born. She registered him and named him Laurence after a character in the book "Little Women", hoping he would turn out like him, and of course the Verdun, was after the battle of Verdun which ended in December 1916, some 6 months before Dad was born."

      He served with the army overseas for 3 years 359 days.

      Name spelled as Laurence in family papers and by BDM. Name spelled as Lawrence on the Nominal Roll. AWMM
    • My parents married 27 April 1946 in Te Aroha. Public - Linda Gladys - Child - 7 May 2015 - Family records.
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About death

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  • Death
    18 September 1994 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 203 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      Priest, Nada Florence. Papers, 1922 - 1947. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2007/3. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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07 May 2015Linda G. New ZealandChild
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