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Ernest Douglas Blakemore

Before Embarking

Before Embarking

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Blakemore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ernie AWMM
  • Service number
    443090 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    19th January 1923 Public - Daryl Ernest - Child - 10 November 2015 - Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch, New Zealand Public - Daryl Ernest - Child - 10 November 2015 - Birth Registry
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Moki Road, Tahora, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Est Halcombe Garage in 1952, Atlas Freighters, Wairarapa Transport, Insurance Assessor - Masterton Public - Daryl Ernest - Child - 10 November 2015 - Family History
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs B.I. Blakemore (wife), 625 Church Street, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Beryl now lives in Mt Maunganui. Public - Daryl Ernest - Child - 10 November 2015 - Family History
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Married Public - Daryl Ernest - Child - 10 November 2015 - Family Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    443090 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 Orchard Worker/Civilian AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Contracting with 3 Steam engines, threshing mills and Wood Cutting. Ran first diesel tractor in NZ. Public - Daryl Ernest - Child - 10 November 2015 - Family History
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Beryl AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 November 2012 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    Mount MaunganuiTauranga AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 November 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Ernest Douglas Blakemore

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  • An honourable man. Greatly loved and missed father, father in law and grandfather.
    Public - pauline - Other relative - 22 November 2015
  • For a wonderful man.
    Public - Sandie - Other relative - 11 November 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-25Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • 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
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 13 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 November 2012 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
22 November 2015paulineAustraliaOther relative
11 November 2015Sandie Auckland New Zealand Other relative
10 November 2015Daryl ErnestPerth AustraliaChild
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