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Henry Adrian Collett

Portrait of Henry Collett in army uniform. Image kindly provided by Collett family (April 2020). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions

Portrait of Henry Collett in army uniform. Image kindly provided by Collett family (April 2020). Ima …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Adrian AWMM
  • Surname
    Collett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 2168 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 5 Belmont Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr A.H. Collett (father), 1 Temple Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 2168 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 Patricia; father of David, Anne, John and Jayne

    Resident of Tuakau and Buckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 August 2007 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 August 2007

    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 18 August 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Have been thinking about you a lot grandpa lately and what you and many others have done for our country. Our country is going through hard times at the moment and i know we will get through this, much like you and the Anzac s did all those years ago against all odds, because you didn’t give up. thank-you for your service for our country
    Public - Clinton - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
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  • Thinking of you Dad as ANZAC Day draws near and remembering all the good times.
    We will raise a glass on the day.
    Love always
    John, Lorraine and family xxx
    Public - John - Child - 23 April 2020
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  • Dear Dad
    The hardships that you and so many endured for us to live a wonderful free live are unimaginable.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember you all.
    I love you and miss you, all my love Jayne
    Public - Jayne - Other relative - 21 April 2020
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  • Thinking of you Grandpa (like always) as ANZAC day comes around again. Thank you for your sacrifice and bravery. I will be thinking of you with the rest of the family at the break of dawn and will be having a gunfire breakfast shortly after

    Rest in peace. Love you xx
    Public - Rebecca - Other relative - 20 April 2020
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  • Thinking of you as we are approaching ANZAC day. Thank you for your strength and bravery, I will be standing tall at the break of dawn remembering how you fought for your loved ones and our country.

    Rest easy Grandpa xx
    Public - Vanessa - Direct descendant - 19 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. 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 93 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      December 2007, Issue 151 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 17 August 2007 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 18 August 2007 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2020ClintonNew Zealand Direct descendant
23 April 2020JohnAdelaide, AustraliaChild
21 April 2020JayneWhitianga NZOther relative
21 April 2020RebeccaEdmonton, CanadaDirect descendant
19 April 2020Vanessa Te AwamutuDirect descendant

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