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Raymond Arthur Beehre

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Beehre AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ray AWMM
  • Service number
    7570 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 September 1916 AWMM DevonportNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 9 Waitangi Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.C. Beehre (mother), 9 Waitangi Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7570 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Upholsterer/Civilian AWMM
    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, Germany AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      20 May 1941 AWMM
      Captured in Crete by German paratroopers AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Poland AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1943 AWMM Repatriated in an exchange of prisoners AWMM
  • 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 William Beehre. Husband of Jean; father of Lynette, Allan and Graeme

    Member of the Onehunga RSA, and he was a RSA Welfare Officer

    A service was held in the Onehunga RSA Clubrooms AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 October 2007 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    Three KingsAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 October 2007 AWMM
  • 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
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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 16 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Beston, A. (2002, 26 April). A good muster under a grey sky. New Zealand Herald. p. A1 includes portrait AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Masters, C. (2002, April 25). Hunted from the sky. New Zealand Herald. p. A1, A16-A17 Portraits AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 October 2007 AWMM
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