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William Harold Bristow

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Portrait of William Bristow, 2584 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Harry Janssen 1122-2544. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of William Bristow, 2584 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Harry Janssen 1122-2544. CC-BY-NC-ND …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Bristow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 2584 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 November 1918 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Wanganui Ave, Herne Bay AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A. Bristow (mother), Victoria Street, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    El Alamein AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 2584 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
    Crete, Greece AWMM
    Captured by Germans AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped to coast of Greece with two Australians. POW for 1 month AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Medical, WWII AWMM
    Ear hit by shell blast AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Pukekohe/Papakura RSA. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 December 2019 AWMM
    Age 101 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, 31 December 2019 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • I'm writing my History extended essay about New Zealand contributions in the battle of Crete. RIP to Mr Bristow, he truly served honourably.
    Public - Elaine - Researcher - 21 February 2021
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  • RIP Poppa Bill. This is the first Anzac without you. Forever gone but always in our hearts ♥️
    Public - Michelle - Other relative - 24 April 2020
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  • Dear Bill - I will always cherish the time I knew you and the connection you had to my Uncle Frank in 18 Battlion on Crete. You became a dear friend and our trip to Crete for the 75th Memorial will never be frogotten, nor will you. RIP old soldier. We will remember you.
    Public - jeannie - 24 April 2020
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 24 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.13 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Dicksion, M. VIP treatment for Egypt veterans. New Zealand Herald, 10 October 2012, p. A5 includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM

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21 February 2021ElaineHamilton, New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2020Michelle Perth, WA Australia Other relative
24 April 2020jeannieTaurangaOther

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