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Edward Archibald Forsman

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Father Edward Forsman in North Africa in WW2

Father Edward Forsman

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Archibald AWMM
  • Surname
    Forsman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • F.A. Forsman AWMM
    • Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 10648 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1909 AWMM PakurangaManukau City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM 379 Great South Road, Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM 379 Great South Road, Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr Archibald John Forsman (father), 379 Great South Road, Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mr Archibald John Forsman (father), 379 Great South Road, Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 10648 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    1941 AWMM
    Attached to medical unit and captured at Sidi Rezegh late 1941 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    Released after about 1 week AWMM
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Delia Anne Forsman and Archibald John Forsman.

    Composed `A Pohutukawa carol' in Christmas 1941 with music by Willow Macky (d 2006).

    Chosen by Bishop Liston to preach the ANZAC sermon in the Auckland Cathedral in 1946

    Parish priest of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Parnell 1949-1975

    Editor with John Charles Pierce of the Catholic Review, launched April 1945. Also assigned by Bishop Liston to assist Catholic servicemen back into civilian life.

    Nicholas Reid notes in his book James Michael Liston that sometimes Ted Forsman played cricket under the pseudonym F.A. Forsman.

    Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Tk 1 of 7 from T 900, recorded in January 1974 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1976 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
    21 August 1976 Public - Beverley - Other Relative - 4 May 2015 - Family Genealogy Records
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Patrick's (Catholic) Church Cemetery, Church Street, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • To a wonderful man Father Ted (uncle ted), your masses at Parnell I will never forget. The family get togethers at Uncle Jack and Uncle Keiths were always comical and the true meaning of family. Love and miss you along with all your brothers and my grandfather Desmond Forsman xx
    Public - Chandra Louise - Other Relative - 5 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Ell, S. (2008). A New Zealand Christmas: three centuries of Kiwi Christmas celebrations from the Alexander Turnbull Library. Auckland, N.Z.: Godwit. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 64 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 41 AWMM
    • Forsman, H., & Forsman, W. (1991). E.A. Forsman - Priest, Padre, Poet 1909-1976. Unpublished typescript. AWMM
      pp.30-31 AWMM
    • Ell, S. (2008). A New Zealand Christmas: three centuries of Kiwi Christmas celebrations from the Alexander Turnbull Library. Auckland, N.Z.: Godwit. AWMM
      p. 194-194 brief biography and score for Pohutukawa Carol performed by King's School Carol, Service, 1968 AWMM
    • Reid, N. (2006). James Michael Liston: a life. Wellington, N.Z.: Victoria University Press. AWMM
      p. 192-193 AWMM
    • Rev. M. L. Underhill ... [et al.] (1950). New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2016Oliver Sunshine Coast, AustraliaOther relative
05 May 2015Chandra LouiseAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative
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