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Edward Isaac Barnett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Isaac AWMM
  • Surname
    Barnett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eddie AWMM
  • Service number
    6201 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 November 1912 AWMM West HartlepoolCounty Durham AWMM
    West Hartlepool, England AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 133 Overtoun Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Anne Barnett (wife), 23 Esplanade Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 March 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6201 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    28 January 1943 AWMM
    'At MITEIRIYA RIDGE, Egypt, on the night of 23-24 October 1942, Sergeant Barnett was in charge of a section attached 6 NZ Infantry Brigade which laid and maintained under heavy fire a light line in Advance of the forward defended localities. During the night Sergeant Barnett constantly patrolled the line and his coolness and personal, disregard of danger did much to steady his men and inspire confidence. During the battle he laid a further light line from the forward area to the Advanced Dressing Station. This line came under heavy mortar fire and was bombed repeatedly but Sergeant Bennett showed courage and determination in maintaining the line throughout the night.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Barnett, Edward Isaac. (Ref. WO 373/23/428). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Engineer (Mechanical) 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was awarded his MM at an Investiture held by His Excellency the Governor-General Sir Cyril Newall, at the Auckland Town Hall on June 5th. New Zealand Jewry proudly joins in extending this warmest congratulations to W.O. Barnett on this well merited award. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 February 1998 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Hebrew Berm B Row 7, Plot 22 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 February 1998 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Jewish Community, WW2, Auckland Hebrew Congregation, 108 Greys Avenue, Auckland AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Wellington Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street, Wellington AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 28 January 1943, p.526.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35879/supplements/526
      Further Reference
    • 'At MITEIRIYA RIDGE, Egypt, on the night of 23-24 October 1942, Sergeant Barnett was in charge of a section attached 6 NZ Infantry Brigade which laid and maintained under heavy fire a light line in Advance of the forward defended localities. During the night Sergeant Barnett constantly patrolled the line and his coolness and personal, disregard of danger did much to steady his men and inspire confidence. During the battle he laid a further light line from the forward area to the Advanced Dressing Station. This line came under heavy mortar fire and was bombed repeatedly but Sergeant Bennett showed courage and determination in maintaining the line throughout the night.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Barnett, Edward Isaac. (Ref. WO 373/23/428). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7360636
      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 13 AWMM