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Walter John Bidois

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Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, received in New Zealand in January 1942. Vincent Hayes is third from the left in the front row. He is believed to have been the oldest in the group. The others in the photograph have not been identified. - This image may be subject to copyright
Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, rece … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bidois AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22160 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 June 1916 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 December 1939 AWMM 6 Union Street, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Prole (mother), 6 Union Street, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22160 AWMM
  • Military service
    Hauraki Regiment, 4 years AWMM
  • 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
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-D (later 306) AWMM
      1 May 1941 AWMM
      Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Salonike 8B 714 ER. 18A 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 1 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    4481 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served 5 years 331 days AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 November 1978 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
    WaihiWaihi AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waihi Public Cemetery, Hauraki District, New Zealand AWMM Section SER, Block RSA, Lot 276 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 19 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