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Robert Armour

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Image of Gravestone at Lyttelton Catholic & Public Cemetery provided by Paul Baker June 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Image of Gravestone at Lyttelton Catholic & Public Cemetery provided by Paul Baker June 2013 - This …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Armour AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    71387 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 June 1920 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 1943 AWMM 71 Jacksons Rd., Lyttelton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs A. E. Armour (m.) 71 Jacksons Rd., Lyttelton AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    71387 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    9 December 1943 AWMM
    'From 28 September to 2 October 1943 Private Armour acted as Company to bear on the dozer and operator. Sapper Armstrong took cover in some nearby trees and waited until the enemy retired when he returned to his machine and continued work although intermittent mortar-fire continued. The work was completed before first light enabling tanks and supporting arms to get forward. Throughout the whole operation Sapper Armstrong showed the greatest devotion to duty and the successful passage of supporting arms was entirely due to his courage and complete disregard for his personal safety.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Apihai, Charles Titirahi. (Ref. WO 373/25/220). Military Medal. London Gazatte, December 1943, p. 5373 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1946 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lyttelton Catholic and Public (including RSA) Cemetery, Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the South West Pacific.' (London Gazette, 9 December 1943, p.5373.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36278/supplements/5373
      Further Reference
    • 'From 28 September to 2 October 1943 Private Armour acted as Company to bear on the dozer and operator. Sapper Armstrong took cover in some nearby trees and waited until the enemy retired when he returned to his machine and continued work although intermittent mortar-fire continued. The work was completed before first light enabling tanks and supporting arms to get forward. Throughout the whole operation Sapper Armstrong showed the greatest devotion to duty and the successful passage of supporting arms was entirely due to his courage and complete disregard for his personal safety.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Apihai, Charles Titirahi. (Ref. WO 373/25/220). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7361439
      Further Reference
    • Portrait of Bob Armour painted by Allan Barns-Graham.
      http://warart.archives.govt.nz/node/324
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Roll 7, p. 9 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Roll 10, p.5 AWMM
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