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Struan Robertson Nielsen

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Struan Robertson AWMM
  • Surname
    Nielsen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    32624 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 April 1914 AWMM KakahiAuckland Province AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 February 1940 AWMM Richard Road, Titahi Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs May Margaret Nielson (wife), 70 Ellice Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    32624 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 19 February 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Bushman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of may

    Mr Neilson disembarked in the United Kingdom on 7 November 1940.

    He then left England on 22 August 1943 in Mauretania, arriving in New Zealand on 31 October 1943

    27 August 1940. The Third Echelon of 2 NZEF (365 officers and 6078 other ranks) embarked for the Middle East in Mauretania and Empress of Japan at Wellington and in Orcades at Lyttelton.The ships from Wellington and Lyttelton met in the Cook Strait the next day, and were escorted by Achilles.The convoy was joined on 31 August by Aquitania and HMAS Canberra from Sydney, and reached Bombay on 15 September.The troops in Mauretania and Orcades were then trans-shipped at Bombay and continued the voyage to Egypt in the Empress of Japan, Ormonde and Orion, which reached Port Tewfik on 29 September. 14 and 15 Forestry Companies, bound for the United Kingdom, trans-shipped at Bombay from Empress of Japan to Orcades.They disembarked at Gourock on 7 November.Some troops of the Third Echelon (6 Field Ambulance and infantry reinforcements) remained in India from 17 September to 9 October (spending part of that time at Deolali), before embarking at Bombay in Felix Roussel for Egypt.They disembarked at Port Said on 27 October. From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' compiled by R Kay, 1968 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 July 1974 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
    FoxtonManawatu AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Foxton Cemetery, Corner Hickford and Avenue Road, Foxton, New Zealand AWMM Returned Services Association Burial Plot 44 AWMM
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