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Frederick Charles Blatch

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Portrait, Private Frederick Charles Blatch (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Private Frederick Charles Blatch (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject t …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Blatch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    21347 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1915 AWMM OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 November 1939 AWMM 7 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr C.E. Blatch (father), 7 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    21347 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 November 1939 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Grocer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Auckland Museum library has a war diary (MS 2004/21) written by Private Blatch covering his shipboard life from time of embarkation in Wellington, New Zealand, to his arrival in Scotland and the six-month period spent training and sightseeing in the UK prior to departing for Europe.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Tempe GorgeGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 13.E.5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 20 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
      AWMM Blatch, Frederick Charles, 1915-1941. War diary, April 1940-December 1940. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/21. AWMM

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24 April 2015Declan Auckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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