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Richard Ford Sweetzer

Headstone, Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim (photo J. Halpin December 2012) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim (photo J. Halpin December 2012) - This image may be subject t …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Ford AWMM
  • Surname
    Sweetzer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    488583 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 October 1911 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Brookside Flats, Manuka Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Olive Ellen Sweetzer (wife), 32 Manuka Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    488583 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Daniel James Sweetzer

    Husband of Olivia Ellen Sweetzer; father of Richard Sweetzer M.V.O.

    Attended Dilworth School, Auckland

    Cremated at Karori Crematorium. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1988 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM RSA Ashes Block 3 Row 10 Plot 12 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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