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Ivan Edward Archer


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ivan Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Archer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    35293 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 C/o F. Kettlewell, Newlands, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Share-milker Cambridge NZ Public - Vanessa Sonya - Other relative - 17 March 2017 - Personally visited the farm several times from 1966.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs G. Archer (mother), Cheviot, North Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mother's name was Olive Edith Archer Public - Vanessa Sonya - Other relative - 17 March 2017 - Olive Edith Archer was my grandmother, with whom I visited my Uncle Ivan.
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Married to Joan
      Deceased Public - Vanessa Sonya - Other relative - 17 March 2017 - I visited my Uncle Ivan, Aunty Joan and their 10 children.


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    35293 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/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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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
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  • Grandad was a member of 19th Armoured Regiment and fought in Africa initially in a Bren gun carrier, then was sent to the USA to train in the Valentine tank.

    He found it hilarious that the American instructors challenged the Kiwi soldiers to a shoot off at the end of the course to see who would buy the beers. The Yanks were soundly beaten by the Kiwis both shooting on the move and at stationary positions and Grandad and his mates said the beer never tasted better that night!!!!

    Whilst Grandad made it to the rank of Cpl during his service, he finished his service as a Trooper due to a disagreement with some Military Police whilst on leave in Cairo in a bar.
    Public - Michael Ivan Francis - Direct descendant - 28 July 2020
  • Uncle Ivan was a wonderful husband and family man and a father of ten children, the oldest two are Barry and Frank Archer. He was a share-milker in Cambridge, New Zealand. His mother's name was not G. Archer: it was Olive Edith Archer, née Freeman, my grandmother.
    Public - Vanessa Sonya - Other relative - 19 February 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    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 17 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 July 2020Michael Ivan FrancisTauranga, NZDirect descendant
17 March 2017Vanessa SonyaChristchurch New ZealandOther relative

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