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William Reuben Cornelius

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Reuben AWMM
  • Surname
    Cornelius AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Roger AWMM
  • Service number
    27825 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 January 1914 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 10 Piko Crescent, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W.R. Cornelius (wife), 14 Shrewsbury Street, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    27825 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 Sally

    Life Member of St Johns Ambulance, Railway Division AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 August 2001 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • 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 99 AWMM
    • Judd, B. (2003). The desert railway : the New Zealand Railway Group in North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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