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Alwyn Keith Warren

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Portrait, Weigel, William George, 1890-1980 (Photographer) : Dean of Christchurch, Alwyn Keith Warren, 25 Jul 1951. Reference Number: PAColl-6388-32 Alexander Turnbull Library - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weigel, William George, 1890-1980 (Photographer) : Dean of Christchurch, Alwyn Keith Warre …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alwyn Keith AWMM
  • Surname
    Warren AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    637216 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1900 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM The Deanery, 78 Amargh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.E. Warren (wife), The Deanery, 78 Amargh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 29 April 1945 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Lucy Frances Warren and Thomas John Cory Warren.

    Husband of Doreen Eda Warren (nee Laws).

    Rt. Rev. A. K. Warren, MC; Bishop of Christchurch; born Wellington, 23 Sep 1900; Anglican minister; wounded 29 Apr 1945. (Source: Loughnan, R.J.M. Divisional Cavalry. p.367.)

    'Padre A. K. Warren won the Military Cross for outstanding courage and leadership in organising the evacuation of wounded at the Gaiana River. It was not until 1944 that his Church authorities would release him from his position as Dean of Christchurch, and when he arrived in the Middle East he was above the normal age for service in the field. However, he was very fit and was given the difficult task of following that most popular chaplain, Padre Taylor, in the Divisional Cavalry Regiment, which had just become an infantry unit. At Padua he was extensively wounded by shrapnel, but as so often happens with tall men—he stood 6 feet 5 inches— his most serious wound was in a foot.' (Source: Waters, Sydney D.; Ross, Squadron Leader J. M. S.; Underhill, Rev. M. L.; Winhall, Rev. N. E. Chaplains. p. 103.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    27 May 1988 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. 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 131 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.367, 385, 407, 413. AWMM
    • Rev. M. L. Underhill ... [et al.] (1950). New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.103. AWMM
    • Rev. M. L. Underhill ... [et al.] (1950). New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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