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Colin Leigh Cato

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Sgt Colin Leigh CATO

Sgt Colin Leigh CATO

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Leigh AWMM
  • Surname
    Cato AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7071 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 May 1912 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    06.05.1912 Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - Family Information
  • Place of birth
    Stratford New Zealand Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - Family Information
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Queen Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.S. Cato (father), Hill Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egypt Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - MPF
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7071 AWMM
  • Military service
    3 Platoon 27th Machine Gun Battalion Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - MPF
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - Military Personal Files

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • 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
    WO 11 Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - MPF

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 February 1976 Public Source
  • Date of death
    11.02.1976 Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - Family Information
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Te Kuiti New Zealand Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - Family Information
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Te Kuiti Public - Richard - Child - 25 April 2015 - Family Information
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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 34 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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24 April 2020RichardTe AwamutuChild

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