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Rex Whitfield Boyes

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21st Battalion Roll of Honour, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rex Whitfield AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62799 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Buckland Street, Putaruru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Boyes, Buckland Street, Putaruru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62799 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 Grocer/Civilian 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
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died while Prisoner of War on the Sebastiano Venier (Jason) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Boyes died when he was being transported as a POW on the Sebastiano Venier (Jason) which was torpedoed off Greece.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 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
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Remembering Rex (great grandfather) on 15 August 2015
    Public - Marc - Other Relative - 15 August 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 38 AWMM
    • Edge, S., & Henderson, J. (1983). No honour, no glory. Auckland, N.Z.: Collins. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

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15 August 2015MarcAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
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