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Ben Ujdur

Portrait, Ben Ujdur (detail taken from group photo of the three brothers). - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Ben Ujdur (detail taken from group photo of the three brothers). - This image may be subje …


Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1916 AWMM AhiparaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waipapakauri, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Mate Ujdur (father), PO Waipapakauri, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Libya AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    44596 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Emily Ujdur and Mate Ujdur. Brother of Laura.

      Three sons served in WW2 : Nicholas (61189) Ben (44596) accidentally killed in 1945, and Syd (61190).

      He left New Zealand with the 6th Reinforcements. He spent more than three years on active service, participating with an anti-aircraft unit in the Libyan and Italian campaigns. AWMM
    • He was also the big brother to his unborn sibling Ivan Ujdur Public - Caleb gary - Direct descendant - 24 May 2016 - Family photos/oral
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About death

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  • Death
    13 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VII. C.2. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I am writing a book called Pioneer Dalmatian Settlers of the Far North and Ben will be included.
    Public - Kaye - Researcher - 22 April 2016



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 359 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Ujdur, Sydney. From Humble Beginnings : A Gumdiggers Story. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2006/55. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 March 2022RaewynHowickOther
13 January 2020SydneyKaitaiaDirect descendant
24 May 2016Caleb garyKaitaiaDirect descendant
22 April 2016Kaye Far NorthResearcher

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