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Richard Charles Pemberton

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Pemberton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2387 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 March 1915 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Dundas Street, Seatoun, Miramar, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Gas Company, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr C.H. Pemberton (father), Cashmere Sanatorium, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M.H. Pemberton (wife), C/o H.G. Hooton, 43 View Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2387 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross and bar (MC*) AWMM
      22 July 1943 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Pemberton, Richard Charles. (Ref. WO 373/25/324). Bar to Military Cross. AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      19 March 1942 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Pemberton, Richard Charles. (Ref. WO 373/25/324). Military Cross. MC. Citation New Zealand Gazette Volume 3 page 1144. "Born in Christchurch 23 March 1915. He was an Engineer. He was commanding officer of 8 Field Company from December 1942 to October 1943. Acting Commander Royal Engineers, Second New Zealand Division, from July to August 1944. He was wounded on 22 July 1942. He was with the New Zealand Engineers." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Engineer/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lt-Col R. C. Pemberton, MC and bar, m.i.d.; Auckland; born Christchurch, 23 Mar 1915; engineer; OC 8 Fd Coy Dec 1942-Oct 1943; acting CRE 2 NZ Div Jul-Aug 1944; wounded 22 Jul 1942. (Source: Cody, J.F. New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. p.81.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2000 AWMM
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  • 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
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 142 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 77 AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.7, 81, 114, 134, 137, 158, 202, 206, 219, 222, 223, 232, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 315n, 358, 379, 384, 388, 430, 432, 444, 445, 451, 452, 453, 454, 482, 610, 681. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.203. AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.218. AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.218. AWMM
    • Scoullar, J. L. (1955). Battle for Egypt : the summer of 1942. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.362, 363. AWMM
    • Stevens, W.G. (1962). Bardia to Enfidaville. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.260, 263, 315. AWMM

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