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Norman Buxton

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Buxton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Buck AWMM
  • Service number
    22489 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1913 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Victoria House, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A.E. Buxton (father), 6 Ranfurly Avenue, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22489 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      18 May 1943 AWMM
      'At MEDININE, Tunisia, on the morning of 6 March 1943 Sergeant Buxton commanded a carrier in a patrol. At first light the patrol observed four enemy lorries packed with infantry and the leading lorry was immediately engaged by the officer commanding the patrol. Two of the other enemy vehicles then attempted to move on his rear but were promptly engaged by Sergeant Buxton and shot up. In the meanwhile his Captain’s carrier had been disabled by enemy fire and seeing this Sergeant Buxton directed his own and another carrier’s fire on to the enemy, pinning them down and enabling the third carrier to move up and rescue the officer and his crew. He then covered the patrol’s withdrawal and brought the party back to its own lines, skilfully avoiding several parties of the enemy on the eight mile journey. Sergeant Buxton showed quick judgment and aggressive action in addition to great personal bravery.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Buxton, Norman. (Ref. WO 373/24/384). Military Medal. AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star (8th Army clasp) AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM General labourer/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM VII. E. 26. 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

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Sources

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  • External links
    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
      http://www.cwgc.org
      Sources Used
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 18 May 1943, p.2208.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36018/supplements/2208
      Further Reference
    • 'At MEDININE, Tunisia, on the morning of 6 March 1943 Sergeant Buxton commanded a carrier in a patrol. At first light the patrol observed four enemy lorries packed with infantry and the leading lorry was immediately engaged by the officer commanding the patrol. Two of the other enemy vehicles then attempted to move on his rear but were promptly engaged by Sergeant Buxton and shot up. In the meanwhile his Captain’s carrier had been disabled by enemy fire and seeing this Sergeant Buxton directed his own and another carrier’s fire on to the enemy, pinning them down and enabling the third carrier to move up and rescue the officer and his crew. He then covered the patrol’s withdrawal and brought the party back to its own lines, skilfully avoiding several parties of the enemy on the eight mile journey. Sergeant Buxton showed quick judgment and aggressive action in addition to great personal bravery.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Buxton, Norman. (Ref. WO 373/24/384). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7361136
      Further Reference
  • 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 29 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM