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Walter Allan Birchall

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Birchall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23812 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 58 Kitenui Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E.h. Birchall (father), 58 Kitenui Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23812 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 Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      2 January 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - PG 107, Torviscosa, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 9080 AWMM

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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  • Husband of Millie AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 July 2006 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 18 July 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Walter was known as Allan. He was my mother Wanda Sandford brother. He was a prisoner of war in Austria. A local family helped him and they kept in touch after the war. I remember being sent an Austrian beanie when I was young from the family. My grandmother Hannah Birchall regularly wrote to the Austrian family. She was very grateful to them for helping Allan. He lived in Bay of Islands after the war. His health was affected by his prisoner of war experience. He died in Whangarei.
    Public - Joan - Other relative - 23 April 2022
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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 41 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 18 July 2006 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
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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23 April 2022JoanAucklandOther relative

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