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Richard Nikora Bell

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Richard Nikora Bell

Richard Nikora Bell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Nikora AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67511 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1905 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    King Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. TeW. Bell (wife), C/o J.W. Hetet, King Street, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67511 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    Te KuitiWaikato 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Memorial card including a photograph laid by whanau in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. A. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • 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

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Richard Nikora Bell

Leave a note

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  • Thank you Grandad for fighting for your country and family which took your young life away from your loved ones. The baby son Richard you left behind in Te Kuiti grew up to be a strong handsome brave man just like you. He was raised lovingly by all of your whanau from Te Kuiti. He is now at rest with you. To the day he died he cherished your memory. We will always honour your courage and sacrafice. Your loving grand daughter Ngahora Atiria Bell.
    Public - Ngahora - Direct descendant - 14 April 2016
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 19 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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29 April 2017Ngakeita Roseanne BellAucklandDirect descendant
14 April 2016NgahoraAucklandDirect descendant

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