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Alan Richard McElwain

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Portrait of Alan McElwain (right) with unknown (middle) and Lt. Hirsch (left) in Syria 1942, provided by S. Harris 2012. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait of Alan McElwain (right) with unknown (middle) and Lt. Hirsch (left) in Syria 1942, provide …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    McElwain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26285 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 November 1913 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 22 St Mark's Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.E. McElwain (wife), Mountain Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26285 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 Storeman/Civilian AWMM
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Already serving as a Reserve before the war, Alan served a total of 6 years 11 months.

    Alan was single at enlistment and married before embarkation.

    A storeman, packer with Sharland Co., industrial chemicals at enlistment he continued working for them after the war as a commercial traveller. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 January 1976 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 218 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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