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Hugh Murray Reid

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Murray AWMM
  • Surname
    Reid AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    34866 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 March 1904 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 311 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Winifred J. Reid (wife), 311 Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34866 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross and bar (MC*) AWMM
      25 January 1943 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Reid, Hugh Murray. (Ref. WO 373/23/294). Bar to Military Cross. AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      5 November 1942 AWMM
      Citation New Zealand Gazette September 1946 page 1144. "Born in Auckland 21 March 1904. He was a civil engineer. He was officer commanding 6 Field Company June to July 1942. Officer commanding 8 Field Company August to December 1942; He attended the Air ministry December 1943 to February 1944. He was twice wounded; wounded and prisoner of war 16 December 1942; released in Tripoli 23 January 1943. New Zealand Engineers." The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Reid, Hugh Murray. (Ref. WO 373/23/294). Military Cross. AWMM

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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  • Lt-Col H. M. Reid, MC and bar, m.i.d.; Christchurch; born Auckland, 21 Mar 1904; civil engineer; OC 6 Fd Coy Jun-Aug 1942, 8 Fd Coy Aug-Dec 1942; CO Forestry Group (UK) Jul-Oct 1943; attached Air Ministry Dec 1943-Feb 1944; twice wounded; wounded and p.w. 16 Dec 1942; released Tripoli, 23 Jan 1943. (Source: Borman, C.A. Divisional Signals. p.320.)

    'When the honours and awards for the Battle of Alamein were announced, included therein was a bar to Major Murray Reid's Military Cross and an MC to Major Skinner and to Lieutenant R. M. Page.' (Source: Cody, J.F. New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. p. 374.)

    'Headquarters 4 Brigade's area was under intermittent fire during the day but Major Reid's party, safely ensconced in their deep trenches, had only one man lightly wounded until about 4 p. m., when twelve tanks with lorried infantry were seen approaching from the west. The brigade defence platoon and everybody else in the vicinity stopped the enemy infantry, the tanks veered off and began to roll up the New Zealand infantry and an armoured car came straight at the sappers, the occupants throwing hand grenades into trenches as it came.
    To quote part of a citation that resulted in an award of an MC, ‘Major Reid came forward by himself, threw back two Italian hand grenades which he had found in the area, and the armoured car moved away.’' (Source: Cody, J.F. New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. p. 301.) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1964 AWMM
    New Zealand 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

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Gazette AWMM
    • 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 396 AWMM
    • Cody, J.F. (1961). New Zealand Engineers, Middle East. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.203, 222, 224, 227–30, 281, 282, 283, 294, 295, 300–2, 311n, 345, 348, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 367, 368, 371, 374, 379, 419, 478. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.235. AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.286 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.286. AWMM
    • Scoullar, J. L. (1955). Battle for Egypt : the summer of 1942. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.241, 247, 269, 270, 294, 295. AWMM
    • Stevens, W.G. (1962). Bardia to Enfidaville. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.48, 57. AWMM
    • Walker, R. (1967). Alam Halfa and Alamein. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      p.338. AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.320. AWMM

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