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Cyril Winfield

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril AWMM
  • Surname
    Winfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    37219 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    28 September 1901 Public - Paula - Other Relative - 25 August 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand Public - Paula - Other Relative - 25 August 2015 - Family Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM PO Box 27, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Died of cancer shortly after returning from the war Public - Paula - Other Relative - 25 August 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Judd (sister), Ratapiko, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM
    • Single Public - Paula - Other Relative - 25 August 2015 - Family Papers


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    37219 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Solicitor/Civilian AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Solicitor Public - Paula - Other Relative - 25 August 2015 - Family Papers
  • 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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Job Walker Winfield and Marion Edith Thompson Winfield, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Cyril Winfield was born in Inglewood and after his education at primary school he attended New Plymouth Boy’s High School for five years where he was a prefect. In the 1920s he moved to Wellington where he completed a BA and a LLB from Victoria University. He returned to Inglewood in 1931 to join Mr LM Moss in partnership. Early in 1940, at the age of 39, he volunteered for the Army and left for Egypt with the 4th Reinforcements. He was later posted to the 22 Battalion and over the course of the war served in Greece, Crete, Libya, the Western Desert, Tripoli and Italy. He became ill in March 1944 and after time hospitals and convalescent camps he was invalided back to New Zealand in January 1945 and transferred to the New Plymouth Public Hospital. He died of cancer on 10 March 1945 and is buried in the Inglewood Cemetery. Public - Louise - Researcher - 9 September 2020 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC# SW1923-1965.00728
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About death

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  • Death
    10 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Inglewood Cemetery, Rata Street, Inglewood, New Plymouth District, New Zealand AWMM 11. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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 522 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 September 2020LouiseNew Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher
25 August 2015PaulaSalt Lake CityOther Relative

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