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Victor Crampton

Letter No. 12 to his sister on 25 August 1942: " Well Sis, got a smack from a bomb - nothing to worry about. I was up the lines playing hide 'n' seek with the Huns. I slip in one night amongs his transport and snuck out in broad daylight. The Indian Army picked me up."

Captioned: "1942 - Mersa Matruh Western Desert North Africa"

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Victor AWMM
    • Victor Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Dept. Internal Affairs/ BMD: Certified Copy of an entry of Birth/ Folio No. 1913/240.
  • Surname
    • Crampton AWMM
    • Crampton Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Dept. Internal Affairs/ BMD: Certified Copy of an entry of Birth/ Folio No. 1913/240.
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 28249 AWMM
    • 28249 Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    30 November 1912 Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Dept. Internal Affairs/ BMD. Certified Copy of an entry of Birth. Folio No. 1913/240.
  • Place of birth
    Hamilton, New Zealand Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Dept. Internal Affairs/ BMD. Certified Copy of an entry of Birth. Folio No. 1913/240.
  • Birth notes
    Father = Albert Crampton/ Painter aged 30 (born London, England 1880.) Mother = Ellen Buchanan aged Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Dept. Internal Affairs/ BMD. Certified Copy of an entry of Birth. Folio No. 1913/240.
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Kennedy Bay, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kennedy Bay, Coromandel, New Zealand Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military File: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
  • Post war occupation
    Labourer Coromandel 1946 & 1949. Farmer Kennedy Bay Coromandel 1950 - 1991. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Ancestry.com/ Electoral rolls
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E. Manira (sister), Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs. Elizabeth/ Lizzie Manira of Coromandel, New Zealand. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military File: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Single. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Letters from Victor Crampton to his Sister D.C.T. 1939 - 1945/ Archived by niece R.L.T.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 28249 AWMM
    • 28249 Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    8 months in Suva, Fiji. Thence to Trentham Army Camp Wellington N.Z. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
    Letters & photos from Victor Crampton to his sister D.C.T. 1939 - 1945. Archived by niece R.L.T.
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
      ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
    • Thames, New Zealand. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
      Letters from Victor Crampton to his sister D.C.T. 1939 - 1945. Archived by niece R.L.T.
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for Mr. R. Smith of Cape Colville, New Zealand 1935 & 1938. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military File: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
  • Age on enlistment
    28 but on his forms it states 26 years 7 months. Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017 - Military: 6th Reinforcements Original History Sheet.
    Letters from Victor Crampton to his sister D.C.T. 1939 - 1945. Archived by niece R.L.T.

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Reremoana

    Service held at Pae-O-Hauraki, Kennedy Bay AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 July 1991 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    CoromandelCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 July 1991 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • Uncle Victor loved spiders. One day our mother (Victor's sister) decided she should dust and get ride of those irritating arachnids. Uncle was not pleased: "Those spiders are my friends..." was all he mumbled and went out pig hunting. Crank the tilley Uncle Victor, get out the cards and let's deal the deck! Arohanui Robina
    Public - robina - Direct descendant - 1 January 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 104 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 July 1991 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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