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Eric Ronald Andrew

Photograph of Gunner Eric Ronald Andrew, Auckland Weekly News, 18 March 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420318-24-37. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Gunner Eric Ronald Andrew, Auckland Weekly News, 18 March 1942. Auckland Libraries Her …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrew AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 72221 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1920 Public - Mendy - Researcher - 15 May 2023 - CWGC
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    • Aged 21 years on 27 January 1942 Public - Mendy - Researcher - 15 May 2023 - CWGC
    • Son of Ralph Henry Bertie Andrew and of Battie Isobel Andrew (nee Hughes), of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 C/o F. Hapgood, Patutahi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr R.H. Andrew (father), Kaiti Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 72221 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Ralph Henry Bertie Andrew and of Battie Isobel Andrew (nee Hughes), of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • It is 'Pattie' Isobel Andrew - not Battie. Public - Helen Carol May - 26 April 2021 - Known name from Family papers.


About death

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  • Death
    27 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    FijiMelanesia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suva Military Cemetery, Fiji AWMM 9. 131 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The death of Gunner Eric Ronald Andrew occurred in Fiji on Tuesday as the result of an accident. The late Gunner Andrew belonged to a family which is well represented in the fighting forces, four brothers being on active service, two of whom fighting in the Libyan campaign. The son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Andrew, Kaiti Beach, the late Gunner Andrew was educated at the Patutahi School, which he represented on occasions on the football field. After leaving school he was employed by Mr. Habgood, Patutahi. On the outbreak of war he joined up, but was considered too young to go overseas. His departure was further delayed by illness, but he persisted in his desire and finally reached Fiji. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 21 June 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20678, 31 JANUARY 1942, PAGE 4
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 6: WW2 4 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 February 2024Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher
15 May 2023MendyMelbourne AustraliaResearcher
26 April 2021Helen Carol MayGisborne New ZealandOther

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