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Mervyn Halsey Woolven

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mervyn Halsey AWMM
  • Surname
    Woolven AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2705 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 March 1915 AWMM WhanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Oct 1939 AWMM 31 Opaia Road, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr M Woolven (father), 31 Opaia Road, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2705 AWMM
  • Military service
    School Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Heart Attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Last posting to the School of Instruction, Maadi, Egypt. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 November 1986 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    Mount MaunganuiTauranga AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tauranga Cemeteries, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: 8 November 1986 - New Zealand Herald and Waikato Times AWMM
  • 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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  • Thinking of you today grandad. Lest we forget !!
    Public - Kasey - 25 April 2021
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  • Hi grandad

    Thinking of you always. Forever in my heart. Till we met again take care. Love you always.

    Your grandaughter
    Kasey
    Public - Kasey - Other relative - 28 October 2019
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  • Thinking of you today Uncle Merv. And we thank you for the sacrifice you made for Country and Family.
    Your niece - Jill
    Public - Jillian Patricia - Child - 25 April 2018
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 201 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 8 November 1986 - New Zealand Herald and Waikato Times AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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