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Fred Christmas Barron

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Fred Christmas AWMM
    • Frederick Public - Donna - Other relative - 20 April 2017 - DIA BDM
  • Surname
    Barron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5560 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1914 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1914 Public - Donna - Other relative - 20 April 2017 - DIA BDM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland Public - Donna - Other relative - 20 April 2017 - Family knowledge
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Victoria Hotel, Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs L. Hartman (mother), 3 Beaconsfield Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland,New Zealand AWMM
    • Nee Izzard Public - Donna - Other relative - 20 April 2017 - Family knowledge
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5560 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 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.
    • Taken prisoner in Greece, archival staff sources state that the most likely place of capture was Corinth. Public - Donna - 28 April 2017 - NZDF Archives, http://www.stalag18a.org
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    • WWII 961 AWMM
    • 961 Public - Donna - 28 April 2017 - http://www.stalag18a.org

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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  • Taken prisoner in Greece, archival staff sources state that the most likely place of capture was Corinth Canal. This estimation is because while most of 19th Bn. was evacuated, B Company 19th Bn. had been tasked with guarding a bridge from Germans and sent south to Corinth Canal, most were captured. He was, according to other historians of Stalag 18a, interned at 956 GW at Mitterdorf, a building work camp. His name was also scribed, signed by him, upon a piece of fabric by another internee who took that piece of fabric with 300 names on it back to Australia and subsequently lost the barracks list record. Another Australian found it and handed it in to a museum.
    Public - Donna - 28 April 2017 - NZDF staff sources, http://www.stalag18a.org, Death Certificate
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Death

About death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 14 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
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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20 April 2017DonnaLower HuttOther relative

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