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William Alfred Boroevich

He joined the New Zealand Army during WW2. His brothers John served in the Army and Henry  in the RNZAF.   Bill was captured  in 1941 and became a prisoner of war, held in Stalag 18A Wolfberg, Austria. He was held prisoner for four years. 
After the war he returned to the Far North to dig for Kauri gum. In 1951 he married Elizabeth Fleming form Totara North. At this time he was working for the Westfield Freezing works in Auckland.

William (Bill) Boroevich and his wife Elizabeth Fleming.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Boroevich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Borovich AWMM
    • Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    29870 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 September 1920 AWMM WaipapakauriNorthland AWMM
    Waipapakauri, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rural Delivery, Kaitaia, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Boroevich (father), Post Office, Waiharara, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    29870 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 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
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    WWII 4526 AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Bill Boroevich was the son of Tony Boroevich, and of Mihi (Mary), Boroevich (nee Te Whiu), of Waiharara, North Auckland, New Zealand.

    The family farmed at Waiharara

    Three brothers served in WW2: John Boroevich (26452) kia; Henry Peter (Boroevich) Te Hira RNZAF and William (Bill) Alfred Boroevich (29870).

    Name is spelled as Borovich on the Nominal Roll, spelling at BDM and by family is also Boroevich. Known as Bill AWMM


About death

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 47 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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