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Graham Absolum

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Portrait of Private Graham Absolum, Auckland Weekly News, 21 January 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420121-29-12. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Graham AWMM
  • Surname
    Absolum AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 29480 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 October 1912 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 12 Queens Avenue, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs V. Absolum (mother), 12 Queens Avenue, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 29480 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    during enemy counter attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Graham Absolum was the son of Hubert Graham Absolum and Violet Beatrice May Absolum of Napier, Hawke's Bay.

    Private Absolum was orderly to [http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20524708 Captain Henry Hall McDonald (23612)], who was also killed in the skirmish.

    Reference is made to Graham Absolum in the collection of letters written by Richard McGregor Murray (25704) and published by the family. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    24 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Sidi RezeghWestern Desert AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. D. 18. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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 5 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.64 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • Murray, R.M. "My dearest Mum and Dad" : letters from a World War II Gunner. Auckland, N.Z.: The Author? AWMM
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