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Hugh Clarence Whitwell

Portrait (supplied by Shirley Andrew (nee Whitwell)) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (supplied by Shirley Andrew (nee Whitwell)) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ412372 AWMM
    • WWII 412372 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Bertram Francis Whitwell (father), Tapapa, Tirau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the son of Bertram Francis and Janet Whitwell of Auckland

    He trained in Canada, his family was Methodist, his father Bertram would have been his next of kin, Bertram and Janet were living at Tapapa near Tirau at the time (family records).

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    NorfolkEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Watton (St Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk, England AWMM Row C Grave 65 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Tirau District 1939 - 1945, Tirau Museum, Tirau, New Zealand AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Thank you for fighting the war for us. You were a brave man.
    Public - Honor Clare and Joseph Gibson - Other Relative - 4 April 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 January 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
01 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
04 April 2015Honor Clare and Joseph Gibson AucklandOther Relative

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