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Eric Richard Sisson

Group photo taken by Douglas Baird. From left: Eric Sisson, Dave McLennan, Douglas (Scottie) Baird, Jock Baigley, Robert Baird and Doug Sisson, all Taihape lads, seen here at Ballbeck, Syria before they headed back to Mersa Matruh. Information from 1894-1994 "give me Taihape on a Saturday night" by Denis Robertson, published by The Heritage Press, Canada. - This image may be subject to copyright

Group photo taken by Douglas Baird. From left: Eric Sisson, Dave McLennan, Douglas (Scottie) Baird, …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Sisson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    40181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 October 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Robin Street, Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Francis Joseph Sisson (father), Robin Street, Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    40181 AWMM
  • Military 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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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric Sisson was the son of Francis Joseph Sisson and Amy Harriett (Hariet) Sisson.

    Three of his brothers also served in WW2: Douglas Harvey Sisson (40180); Maxwell Vernon Sisson (5161) and Horace Jack Sisson (196469). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 January 2000 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
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  • Cemetery name
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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 4: WW2 323 AWMM

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