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Robert Leslie Black

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Robert Leslie Black, portrait, detail of camels photograph - This image may be subject to copyright

Robert Leslie Black, portrait, detail of camels photograph - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Black AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Pink AWMM
    • Pinky AWMM
  • Service number
    37683 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 July 1911 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 June 1940 AWMM 84 Puriri Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Black (mother), 84 Puriri Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 November 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    37683 AWMM
  • Military service
    Cadets (1 1/2 years) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      02 Jun 1941-Apr 1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      Oct 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      Jan 1944 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII FS183/7976 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He went missing on 2 June 1941

    It is suggested by the family of Robert Black that he may have gone back to the Army in 1954.

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Corporal AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1977 AWMM
    Age 66 AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland Domain, an Olive Tree (Olea europaea) planted close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the grounds of the Auckland Domain commemorates those who fought on Crete in 1941. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.42 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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