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Clarence Edward Gillgren

GILLGREN Clarence Edward (Clarry) - Serviceman No K Force 206280.  11th April 1928 - 10th April 2012.  Passed away peacefully at home.  Dearly Loved husband of Kath


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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clarence Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillgren AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    206280 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1928 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, New Zealand Public - Sandra Lesley - Other Relative - 24 January 2015 - Family records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Johannes Efraim and Harriet Mary Elizabeth Gillgren (nee Williams), twin brother of Samuel Ja Public - Sandra Lesley - Other Relative - 24 January 2015 - Family records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    206280 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Kath; father of Carol, Sally, Tim, Mark, Peter, Vance.

    Service held at the Katikati RSA AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 April 2011 AWMM
    KatikatiWestern Bay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    84 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 October 2015 -
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    • Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 11 April 2012 AWMM
    • (Service No. K Force 206280) 11th April 1928-10th April 2012. Passed away peacefully at home. Dearly loved husband of Kath. Loved dad of Carol, Sally, Tim, Mark, Peter and Vance and loved poppa of his 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A service for Clarry will be held at Katikati RSA, cnr Main Road and Henry Road, Katikati on Saturday, 14th April at 11am followed by a private cremation. All communications to 42 Levley Lane, Katikati Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 October 2015 -
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  • External links
  • References
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 11 April 2012 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 June 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
10 October 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZOther relative
24 January 2015Sandra LesleyOhaupo, New ZealandOther Relative

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