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Victor Charles Eckhoff

Photo taken of Victor Eckhoff in uniform circa 1944

Portrait of a soldier

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Eckhoff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Vic AWMM
  • Service number
    625813 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 March 1924 Cemetery Record
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 49 Helena Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P. Holley (sister), 39 Barclay Street, Liberton, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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 Unknown AWMM Cleaner/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Eileen; father of Janice, Phyllis, Dennis, Bryan, Susan AWMM
    • father of Janice, Dennis, Phyllis, Bryan, Susan, Christine, Noel, Ian and Allan Public - Erin Marie Rose - Other Relative - 15 May 2015 - family history
    • *Jannice. Public - Sheryl - Other relative - 18 August 2023 - Family member


About death

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  • Death
    7 April 2010 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
    10th April 2010 Public - Tania - Other Relative - 15 May 2015 - Death notice
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Hawera, Taranaki, NZ Public - Tania - Other Relative - 15 May 2015 - Death Notice
  • Cause of death
    Prostate Cancer Public - Tania - Other Relative - 15 May 2015 - Medical files
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Awamutu Cemetery, Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 April 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I remember your war stories , especially the conditions of the ship before shipping out, and your encounter with German 88 guns. You are still remembered with upmost respect Mr Eckhoff. Rest in Peace.
    Public - Ken - 16 January 2024
  • Thank you for all the memories, and for all the love you gave, you are so missed and always in our hearts xxxx
    Public - Sheryl - Other Relative - 11 June 2015
  • My Father was a great inspiration to me during my growing up and with the love of books and always there to give support and encouragement during learning. Always positive and a very family orientated man showing so much love to all his family. He has had so much love for all and always helping others less fortunate than himself. Often seen with a tear in his eye when reminiscing over the terrible atrocities' of the war. Thank God he came home so I was born.
    Public - Phyllis - Child - 17 May 2015
  • A very special grandad to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren who always had a fantastic smile, some coins rattling in his pocket and a big hug n kiss for us all. xxx 🌺💛
    Public - Tania - Other Relative - 15 May 2015
  • Memories of such a great man
    Public - Carrol - Friend - 15 May 2015
  • In honour of my farther Victor Charles Eckhoff. Was a hard working man and very family orientated and a great farther.
    Public - Christine Anne - Child - 15 May 2015
  • In Honuor of my Father who served in WW11 . R.I.P. Dad 20\03\1924 - 07/04/2010
    Public - Susan - Child - 15 May 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 28 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 April 2010 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls J-force personnel from Italy Middle East to Japan. Archives New Zealand (R22440245) AWMM
      p.81 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 January 2024KenAuckland Other
18 August 2023Sheryl Dunedin Other relative
11 June 2015SherylDunedinOther Relative
17 May 2015PhyllisAustraliaChild
15 May 2015TaniaHamilton NZOther Relative

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