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Alan Anthony Dykes

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Dykes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4907 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 Inaha, Hawera, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I. Dykes (mother), 75 King George Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped or evaded capture. Date Interrogated: circa 8 May 1945. AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 169 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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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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  • I was born in 1944, just before Alan Dykes returned home from the war. He soon came to work for my father on our farm and lived with my family. He was another father and I only remember childhood with him in the house. Full of fun, he brought a lot of joy into our lives, teaching me to drive a tractor when I was about 6 or 7. He remained working for the family until retirement and died on my brother's farm where he lived his final years. He rarely spoke about the war, but loved watching Hogan's Hero's.
    It was my privilege to conduct his funeral. He is buried in the Manaia cemetery.
    Public - Alan Michael Armour - Other relative - 12 April 2022
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  • My dear Great Uncle who was one of the most humble, kindest and good natured persons one could ever meet. Despite what he experienced as a prisoner of war and the consequences this dealt, he gracefully and courageously led a meaningful life. We were so fortunate to have had Alan in our lives with so many fond memories and stories. He will always be missed.
    Public - Jane - Other relative - 11 April 2022
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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 53 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
    • Nominal Roll of NZ Escapees and Evaders - 1 New Zealand Interrogation Section Book 2, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 (R25405145) AWMM

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12 April 2022Alan Michael Armour Otaki, New ZealandOther relative
11 April 2022JaneMelbourne AustraliaOther relative

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