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Matthew Jeremiah Hickey



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Matthew Jeremiah AWMM
  • Surname
    Hickey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jerry AWMM
  • Service number
    3177 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1902 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lands and Survey, Patetonga, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Caretaker/Civilian AWMM
    Ngatea RSA AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Dudley (sister), Nikau Street, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    No Children at time of enlistment AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3177 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
    Spent time in Cairo Hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Matthew was a kind and gentle man. He is remembered with great fondness by those family members who knew him.

    He loved ice-cream and we would take him a cone when visiting him at the Masonic Village, Pah Rd (where he lived for many years prior to his death) or buy him one if we went for a drive. Even when my parents gave him an ice-cream cake to share with his friends on his 80th birthday he still wanted a cone!

    He often spent Christmas with our family and always enjoyed his glass of sherry and cake.

    He was a bit of a rebel and considered a bit of a black sheep but to me he was quiet and gentle with a twinkle in his eye of the mischief he got up to in his younger days and I miss him a lot - Contributed by Marie. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 January 1995 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, RSA Section AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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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 81 AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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