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Richard Deuchar Spencer

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Deuchar AWMM
  • Surname
    Spencer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dick AWMM
  • Service number
    23605 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 September 1914 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 8 Carlton Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Vera Elaine Spencer (wife), "Kaingara", Kimbolton Road, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23605 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Dentist/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe AWMM
      27 April 1941 AWMM
      Capture by German paratroopers on Athens side of Corinth AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 (No 2), Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 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
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 2 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Wounds , Diseases, Unknown Period AWMM
      Anaemia AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father of Richard (born 16 September 1946) and Hamish (born 23 October 1957). Both born in Whanganui.

    Practised dentistry in Whanganui. Retired in the early 1980s. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1987 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Wanganui Chronicle/Herald, 23 July 1987 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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 447 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: Wanganui Chronicle/Herald, 23 July 1987 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

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