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William Thomson Cullen

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  • Service number
    23952 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bill Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Thomson AWMM
  • Surname
    Cullen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Service number
    23952 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 March 1914 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    19/3/1914 Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Place of birth
    Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Turanga-o-Moana AWMM
    • Original incorrect!! Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Post war occupation
    Dairy farmer Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J. Cullen (father), Turanga-o-Moana, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr J Y Cullen
      Turanga-o-moana
      Matamata

      Same as John Smith Cullen (brother) Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge, original incorrect,
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23952 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farm Cadet/Civilian AWMM
    MorrinsvilleWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farm labourer Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Age on enlistment

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 IV-G, Oschatz, Saxony, 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.
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 253779 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
    20 August 1971 Public Source
  • Date of death
    20/08/1971 Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Age at death
    57 Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Place of death
    Thames, NZ Public - Neil Gordon - Child - 21 April 2015 - Family knowledge
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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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
  • References
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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 108 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
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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21 April 2015Neil GordonMorrinsville, NZChild

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