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Stewart William Ritchie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stewart William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ritchie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Stew AWMM
  • Service number
    22538 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 December 1911 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Sep 1939 AWMM 53 Helena Street, South Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.M. Ritchie (mother), 53 Helena Street, South Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22538 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials, 12th Battery AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Taxi Driver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sfakia, Crete AWMM
      01 Jun 1941-22 April 1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany AWMM
      22 August 1941 AWMM
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 22 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 21301 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of Bronchial asthma AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Stewart Ritchie suffered from bronchial asthma as a result of being a prisoner of war.

    As far as the family knows, Stewart Ritchie had had enough of the war when he was liberated from the Prisoner of war camp and therefore did not apply for his war medals. The family think he was entitled to the Defence Medal, NZ War Service Medal, Africa Star & 1939-45 Star. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 November 1989 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Harewood Memorial Gardens AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Otago Daily Times AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 157 AWMM
    • Otago Daily Times AWMM
      Death notice: Otago Daily Times AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
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