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Arthur Bernard Verner

My father Arthur Verner is fifth from left. The photo is from Michael KIng's "New Zealanders at War". It shows my father among the first recruits at Papakura military camp after the declaration of way in late 1939.

A B Verner 1939

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Bernard AWMM
  • Surname
    Verner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2952 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Stanley Buildings, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    After the war he was in business with my mother, principally in the coffee shop business in Newmarke Public - Peter Joseph - Child - 22 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F.J. Verner, Stanley Buildings, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • F j Verner was his father. Public - Peter Joseph - Child - 22 April 2015 - Family papers. He was my grandfather.


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece, Crete, North Africa. Public - Peter Joseph - Child - 22 April 2015 - Family papers. I have his paybook.
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2952 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 18th battalion Public - Peter Joseph - Child - 22 April 2015 - Family papers
    • After the war, he aslo served a year in the NZ occupation forces in Japan. Public - Peter Joseph - Child - 22 April 2015 - Family papers
  • 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 Fruiterer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 186 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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22 April 2015Peter JosephAuckland , New ZealandChild

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