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Edmond Telford


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  • Forenames
    Edmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Telford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eddie AWMM
  • Service number
    NZD 1623 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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About birth

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  • War
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    Navy AWMM
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    NZD 1623 AWMM
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  • Husband of Pam; father of John, Terry, Philippa, Debbie

    Served on the cruiser HMS Achilles during the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December 1939.

    Service held at HMNZS Philomel

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death and Obituary Notices. The Achilles, together with HMS Ajax and HMS Exeter, fought and badly damaged the German pocket battleship Graf Spee, forcing it to seek repairs in the nearby neutral port of Montevideo, Uruguay.The Graf Spee's captain susequently decided to scuttle his vessel outside the harbour entrance rather than have it sunk by the waiting New Zealand and British warships. The battle was one of the most famous naval actions of World War 2. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 May 2010 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 May 2010

    Obituary: Weekend Herald, 22 May 2010, p. C25 AWMM
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  • External links
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    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 May 2010 AWMM
    • Weekend Herald AWMM
      Obituary: Weekend Herald, 22 May 2010, p. C25 AWMM

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