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Douglas Seymour Whitcombe

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Douglas Seymour Whitcombe

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Seymour AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitcombe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20113 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 April 1912 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ross Hill, Kaiwaka, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.D. Whitcombe (father), 58 Albert Street, Devonport, Auckland, 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
    20113 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Member of Swanson RSA AWMM
    • Life Member of Devonport RSA
      Member of Takapuna RSA
      Member of Crete Veterans Assn
      Member of Ex POW Assn Public - Christine Ruth - Child - 8 November 2020 - Family


About death

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  • Death
    20 November 2003 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Dad, thinking about you today and your commitment to our country during the war. Also the wonderful contribution both you and Mum gave to the RSA. You were both amazing and are missed very much.
    All our love,
    Ruth & Dave
    Public - Ruth - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Thank you for all you did for us Grandad. Love you and miss you so much. Always thinking of you❤❤❤ love Cheryl, Rion and Steele
    Public - Cheryl - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • Miss you Grandad. Thinking of you on this very special day xox Riesel, Rob & Rylee
    Public - Riesel - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • We love you (Great) Grandad. Thank you for all you did. Thinking of you tomorrow and always.
    Public - Claudine, Stuart, Kane, Olivia, Lucy, Imogen and Keziah - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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 198 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 November 2020Christine RuthAuckland New Zealand Child
25 April 2020RuthAuckland NZChild
24 April 2020Cheryl Perth Western Australia Direct descendant
24 April 2020RieselPerth, AustraliaDirect descendant
24 April 2020Claudine, Stuart, Kane, Olivia, Lucy, Imogen and KeziahAustraliaDirect descendant

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