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Robert Vincent Closey

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Gravestone at Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery (photo Sarndra Lees 2010) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Closey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2979 AWMM
    • WWII 23072 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 November 1897 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Otorohanga, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
    • Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr Frederick William Closey (brother), Otorohanga, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Vera Mildred Closey (wife), Hillside Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2979 AWMM
    • WWII 23072 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in 1st Auckland Infantry Battalion in World War I. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1: 17 years old Public - Cheryl - Direct descendant - 16 April 2017 - Birth certificate

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Vera Mildred Closey (nee Claridge), married 1922.

    Three brothers served in WW1 and WW2: Frederick William Closey (56558, 800636); Septimus James Edgar Closey (25/15, N/N) and Robert Vincent Closey (12/2979, 23072).

    Commanding Officer (CO) of NZ Reception Depot, March - October 1941.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 1 NZ Field Maintenance Unit, Libya, November 1941 - April 1942.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 1 NZ POW Repatriation Unit, Italy, 1945.

    Robert Closey's brother, Septimus (25/15), also served in WWI.

    His funeral service was held at the graveside. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 November 1998 AWMM
    Age 101 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Crematorium (Papatoetoe Cemetery), 357 Puhinui Road, Puhinui, Manukau City AWMM RETUR-D-001 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 November 1998. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 134 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
      WW2 3: WW2 90 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 25 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      (1959). p.4 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      March 1999, Issue 123 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM