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Oswald Kenneth Balzer

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oswald Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Balzer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    445107 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Te Arawa AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ellen Balzer (mother), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    445107 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ellen Tuparahaki Balzer (nee Hunt) and Walter Gordon Balzer (24549) of Whakarewarewa, Rotorua.

    Raised by his mother, Ellen from an early age.

    Three sons, brothers Aubrey Huia Balzer (275754); Clarence Juna Victor Balzer (65181); and Oswald Kenneth Balzer (445107) kia, served in WW2. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM IX. D. 16. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whakarewarewa, Te Hokowhitu-a-tu Memorial Gateway, Rotorua AWMM
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 11 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM