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Maxwell Joseph Daniel Byford

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maxwell Joseph Daniel AWMM
  • Surname
    Byford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4898 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
    Unknown AWMM 15 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.Byford (mother), 15 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 AWMM
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    4898 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maxwell Byford was the son of Arthur and Rebecca Rose Byford, of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    CreteGreece 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Uncle Max was the uncle I never met .He was at our family get togethers in spirit and never for gotten.My eldest child carries the same initials as Max and wears his medal on a chain around her neck daily.R I P
    Public - Raymond John - Sibling - 14 April 2015
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  • My initial name sake I have worn your medal around my neck since I recieved it from my 21 st birthday for all you gave and for all you lost I will remember and live through you. Love miranda !
    Public - Miranda Jane - Other Relative - 13 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2105765
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 31 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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14 April 2015Raymond JohnRotorua New ZealandSibling
13 April 2015Miranda Jane Feilding Other Relative

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