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Clarence Douglas Blantz Gattsche


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clarence Douglas Blantz AWMM
  • Surname
    Gattsche AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Clarrie AWMM
  • Service number
    61696 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
    Unknown AWMM C/o Paper Mills, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D. Gattsche (mother), C/o Paper Mills, Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    61696 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Dagmar Cylvia Zealandia Gattsche and Johann Heinrich Gattsche.

    Husband of Mary

    Three sons, brothers: Clarence Douglas Blantz Gattsche (61696), Moana Te Rangi Gattsche (61697) and Ronald Raymond Gattsche (64136) served with Artillery in WW2. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 November 2010 AWMM
    Age 97 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The Dominion Post, 3 November 2010, p. C11 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Uncle Clarrie was married to my fathers sister Mary and lived in Victoria St Palmerston Nth . I remember him to be a real gentleman , no swearing ever , after Aunty Mary's death I believe he lived with Mary's daughter Angela in Palm Nth until his death . The house in Victoria St is still standing and looks just like I remember it many years ago . I didn't know about his death until maybe 3 or 4 yrs ago when I googled and found this article . Never forgotten by me
    Public - Denise Margaret - Other relative - 17 January 2016



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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Dominion Post AWMM
    • 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 126 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      The Dominion Post, 3 November 2010, p. C11 AWMM


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17 January 2016Denise MargaretMasterton New ZealandOther relative

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