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Douglas William Dobson

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas William AWMM
  • Surname
    Dobson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Doug AWMM
  • Service number
    619335 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    619335 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Burnham Military Camp AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Truck Driver/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
    • Classification, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fit AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Renal colic and hepatitis AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • There is uncertainty in the enlistment date, 1939 or 1940

    He gave his age as 18 in order to enlist,although he was only 17. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 March 1998 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Dad, sadly I learnt more about your war service at your funeral than any time before then . I learn of how great a staff Sergeant you were. A no nonsense sort of guy with a great sense of fairness. I learn you were very brave and you fought hard battles in North Africa and at great battles like Cassino in Italy. You were such a humble man . I understand now why you didn't talk up the war. It was a time that changed your life. A time that along with great comradeship, came great fear and you witnessed horrors that I am pleased none of your 5 Children or grand, and great grand children have had to see. I want you to know I am so sorry you had to have those years as part of your life but I am eternally grateful that you served your country to make this world a better place. I love you. Rosalie
    Public - Rosalie - Child - 13 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.52 AWMM


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13 April 2015RosalieNelson New Zealand Child
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