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Charles Sylvester Passmore

Recommendation for military honour

Charles Sylvester Passmore

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Sylvester AWMM
  • Surname
    Passmore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1500 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 July 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 11 Claremont Street, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr C.E. Passmore (father), 11 Claremont Street, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1500 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    28 June 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Passmore, Charles Sylvester. (Ref. WO 373/12/241). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Banker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maj C. S. Passmore, MC; born Auckland, 21 Jul 1917; bank clerk; twice wounded. (Source: Cody, J.F. 28 Maori Battalion. p.327.) AWMM


About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Source: BRUITIN
    "Charlie Passmore was a war hero and an Auckland city councillor who had begun his business career in the early fifties with a coffee bar in Victoria Street called Coffee Time. He moved from there to the liquor business, setting up a wholesale liquor store towards the lower end of Newton Road. In summer, between four and six on a Friday evening, Passmore’s could sell a 1,000 cartons of DDB, something over 8,000 litres. He married a woman with the family name of DEWAR, who just happened to be heiress to a whisky empire. "

    Some-time around 1960 a DEWAR relative died over in Scotland and his wife came into her inheritance. Charlie sold up and went off to become Laird of the Manor.

    He died at aged 66, in 1983 at Perth, Scotland.

    I remember him as a generous man who loved his 3 girls, one who drowned on Lake Rotorua. I was his neighbour in Ridings
    Public - Peter - Friend - 27 September 2017
  • I found a copy of a recommendation for a medal won during the second world war. I would like to return this to the rightful owners. and I am prepared to send it to them if this is read after my return to the UK. Regards John. J Marshall
    Public - john - 30 November 2016



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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 140 AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.327, 414, 418. AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.521, 522. AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.6–8, 261–263, 312, 319–321, 327, 329–31, 387–390, 417. AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.359, 390, 399, 438, 441, 491, 516, 518, 529, 535, 552, 558, 560, 590, 593, 595, 614. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1967). Italy. Volume 2. From Cassino to Trieste. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.321. AWMM


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27 September 2017PeterRiverlea, Hamilton, NZFriend
06 December 2016JohnUnited KingdomOther
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