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Victor James Cleave

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor James AWMM
  • Surname
    Cleave AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3438 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1910 AWMM InglewoodTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 45 Kohimarama Road, Auckland E.1, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs V. Cleave (wife), 45 Kohimarama Road, Auckland, AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3438 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      31 December 1942 AWMM
      'On 27 June 1942 at MINQAR QAIM, Egypt, an urgent message was received from D Company, 20 NZ Battalion, that one of the Ammunition Company vehicles transporting their personnel had been immobilised by enemy shellfire. Accompanied by a driver in the platoon’s light aid vehicle Sergeant Cleave left immediately to take whatever action was possible. He located the disabled truck and then with complete disregard for his own safety worked on the vehicle for approximately an hour, under intense enemy shellfire, supervising and assisting his driver to change the radiator and tyres. This devotion to duty undoubtedly saved the vehicle from being abandoned.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Cleave, Victor James. (Ref. WO 373/22/278). Military Medal. AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Motor Mechanic/Military AWMM
    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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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

Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 31 December 1942, p.5667.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35840/supplements/5667
      Further Reference
    • 'On 27 June 1942 at MINQAR QAIM, Egypt, an urgent message was received from D Company, 20 NZ Battalion, that one of the Ammunition Company vehicles transporting their personnel had been immobilised by enemy shellfire. Accompanied by a driver in the platoon’s light aid vehicle Sergeant Cleave left immediately to take whatever action was possible. He located the disabled truck and then with complete disregard for his own safety worked on the vehicle for approximately an hour, under intense enemy shellfire, supervising and assisting his driver to change the radiator and tyres. This devotion to duty undoubtedly saved the vehicle from being abandoned.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Cleave, Victor James. (Ref. WO 373/22/278). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7360065
      Further Reference
  • 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 38 AWMM

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