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Alfred Ivan Wasley

Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 September 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 September 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Ivan AWMM
  • Surname
    Wasley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1667 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    1667 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lost at sea AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alfred Wasley was the son of Ivan George and Daphne Wasley (nee Lassen), of Palmerston North.

    A.I. Wasley died when his ship, HMS Isis, sank off the coast of Normandy.

    HMS Isis was part of the naval operations around Crete in April and May 1941 aimed at preventing a seaborne landing on Crete by the Germans. Isis was specifically engaged in the reinforcement and supply of Allied troops. The role the ship played in the events off Crete was recognised when battle honours were awarded after the war and she was listed as third of all warships and first of all the many small ships in the Admiralty Fleet Order concerned (see J.H. Spencer's Battle for Crete, p.212). The Destroyer Isis was sunk by a mine (or possibly a Neger) off the beaches of Normandy on 20 July 1944. Ten New Zealanders were lost when she sank. They are commemorated in the cathedral in Portsmouth, England and also in Arromanches, France where a wreath is layed each year.Only three New Zealanders survived, they included Able Seaman Douglas Simpson, who later died on the HMS Comet, and J W Tangye who was one of the two who survived and returned to New Zealand in December 1945. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    English Channel AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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