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Meynell Strathmore Blomfield

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  • Service number
    20509 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Lofty AWMM
    • Stratmor AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Meynell Strathmore AWMM
  • Surname
    Blomfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Lofty AWMM
    • Stratmor AWMM
  • Service number
    20509 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 July 1908 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 80 Kiwi Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Blomfield (wife), c/o Flat 3, Coogee, New South Wales, Auctralia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 Professional wrestler/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Amy and John Colis Blomfield

    Married four times

    Champion wrestler in the 1930's.

    Served as a warrant officer in Egypt during the war

    Inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

    Significant fundraiser for the Intellectually Handicapped Children's Association.

    Name mispelt as Stratmor on Archives New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 29 June 1971 AWMM
      Age 62 AWMM
      WhangareiNorthland AWMM
    • 29 June 1971 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
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  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Forest lawn. Plot 2005 AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Memories 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 44 AWMM
    • New Zealand Memories AWMM
      Rhodes, W. Lofty Blomfield (Meynell Stratmore Blomfiled) New Zealand Memories 2010. (2010). p. 272-275 includes portraits. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

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