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Reginald James Humphrey Hollis


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  • Forenames
    Reginald James Humphrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Hollis AWMM
  • Ingoa
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  • Service number
    2013 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1906 AWMM Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Winchester Street, Levin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A. Hollis (mother), Winchester Street, Levin, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2013 AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    20 July 1944 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Hollis, Reginald James Humphrey. (Ref. WO 373/6/660). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    WW2 Clerk AWMM
    LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Lance Sergeant R. J. H. Hollis, MM; born Wanganui, 23 Jul 1906; clerk; three times wounded. (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p.562.)

    'From these unpredictable rockets and from constant and accurate fire on the NZ gun areas, the next few days are ones the gunners concerned would like to forget. The 6th Field suffered the attention of several self-propelled guns in the night 19–20 and then came the rockets. Gunner Wise was killed on the 20th and Gunner Swords next day. Lance-Sergeant Hollis of the 4th Field, who had already displayed great determination in the Orsogna fighting, was out every day mending breaks in the telephone lines to the OP on Trocchio, always under fire. On the 20th he carried on in the same fashion, mending six breaks at one critical stage in complete disregard of the heavy shellfire landing all around him. For this he earned an MM. ' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 562.)

    Memoirs, letters and diaries complied by daughter Julie Hollis and published as 'R J H Hollis's World War II from his memoirs, letter and diaries', New Zealand, 2018. AWMM
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About death

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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 84 AWMM
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.562. AWMM
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