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Peter Garvin Bell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Garvin AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1924 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    G. G. Bell, Matamata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • HMNZS Tamaki AWMM
    • HMNZS Cook 13 August 1943- 8 September 1943 AWMM
    • HMS Ganges - Officer training for 7 1/2 months in UK AWMM
    • HMS King Alfred AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 18 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lost at sea AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Peter Bell was a the son of Garnet Garvin and Ethel Eliza Bell (nee Hooper) of Matamata

    Attended Matamata District High School

    New Plymouth Boys High School 1937-1940 (Boarder) Gained School Certificate and University Entrance. Won Hamblyn Cup on rifle range ,1940.

    On leaving school he worked for two years on a farm before joining the Army.

    (LCT 488, missing presumed killed). HMS Copra was an acronym for Combined Operations Pay, Ratings and Accounts. It was a shore based establishment set up to process the pay and allowances of Royal Navy personnel serving in Combined Operations in WW2. The use of HMS Copra on grave stones, in pay books and other service records confirms that the men concerned were in the Royal Navy and assigned to Combined Operations. and that they served on and/or were lost from an unknown landing craft AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    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

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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