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Ralph Bonner McQueen

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Joined the LRDG on July 7th 1940

On arrival ro the LRDG

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Bonner AWMM
  • Surname
    McQueen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 1401 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 January 1907 AWMM HendersonWaitakere City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM Otaika Road, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Unknown AWMM Otaika Road, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs Annie Louisa McQueen (mother), Otaika Road, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Mrs I.R. McQueen (wife), 2 Sefton Road, Highland Park, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Duncan and Annie Louisa McQueen of "Brooklands", Maungatapere. Eldest of eight children.

    Three sons, brothers, Alexander Allan McQueen (12/602); John Donald McQueen (44649) and Neil Islay McQueen (74881) served in WW1. Their brother Ralph Bonner McQueen (1401) served in WW2.

    He was the Commanding Officer of Divisional Cavalry (J Force) from 3 May-1 September 1947. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    1 August 1989 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Forest Lawn. Plot 1946 AWMM
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Sources

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  • References
    • 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 118 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 85 AWMM
    • Jopling, F. (2002). Bearded Brigands. Wellington, N.Z.: Ngaio Press. AWMM
    • L.R.D.G. Membership Roll February 1970. Long Range Desert Group (N.Z. Association). Auckland Museum EPH-W2-11-27. AWMM
    • O'Carroll, B. (2000). The Kiwi scorpions : the story of the New Zealanders in the Long Range Desert Group. Devon, England: Token Publishing. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1949). Long Range Desert Group in Libya, 1940-41. Wellington, N.Z. : War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Kay, R. L. (1950). Long Range Desert Group in the Mediterranean. Wellington, N.Z. : War History Branch Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Sanders, J. (1976). Desert patrols : New Zealanders with the Long Range Desert Group. Auckland: Wilson and Horton. AWMM
    • Gower-Collins, C. (1999). Raids, road watches, and reconnaisance : an analysis of the New Zealand contribution to the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa, 1940-1943 : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History at Massey University [Dissertation]. AWMM

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