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Ronald Benjamin Lukey

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Lukey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    64889 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 Bell Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.C. Lukey (wife), Bell Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    64889 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
      With 24 Battalion AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-C, Kunau Kzz Sprottau/Sagan, 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
    WWII 32180 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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  • Dad returned from the War and settled in Panmure Auckland where he had a long standing involvement with the RSA. He was a Caretaker at Glen Innes Primary School for many years. He was deafened by the torpedo explosion of the prisoner of war ship (we understand it was the Nino Bixio?) after being captured in North Africa. He spent a period as a prisoner of war in Italy we think. He had a great interest in race horses as a punter. Liked his beer. Saw the weddings of his three children Susan, Helen and Christopher. And a number of his grandchildren before passing with cancer at Auckland Hospital. We would welcome any further information anyone could contribute to our knowledge of our fathers life. Thanking you. Sue Walker
    Public - Susan Elizabeth Walker - Child - 22 January 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 127 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. 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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22 January 2017Susan Elizabeth Walker Nelson South IslandChild
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