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Edgar Bruce Francis Taplin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edgar Bruce Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Taplin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bruce AWMM
  • Service number
    31233 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 62 Galway Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mildred Taplin (mother), 62 Galway Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    31233 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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 Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      AWMM
      1941 AWMM
      The defence of Greece following the invasion by German Forces in April 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Crang Taplin and Mildred A. Taplin, of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Three sons, brothers served with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War II: John Frederick Crang Taplin (62256) who was killed in action at El Alamein, Egypt on 22 July 1942; Edgar Bruce Francis Taplin (31233) who was captured by German Forces following their invasion of Greece in April 1941; and Albert William Patrick Taplin (48643).

    He was the Great grandson of Sergeant Patrick Quinlan who was born in Tipperary, Ireland in 1803 and served with The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps from 1847 to 1852 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1998 AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • 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 179 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
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