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Athol Sydney Wiles

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Athol Sydney AWMM
  • Surname
    Wiles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1648 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 C/o Mrs Hayes, Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Wiles (mother), 218 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1648 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 Postman/Civilian AWMM
    Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Athol Wiles was the son of Percy and Rhoda Wiles, of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Elder son of Mrs R Wiles of Greenlane.

    Born in Whangarei and educated at Whangarei High School.

    Prior to enlistment he was in the service of the Postal Department.

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

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXVIII. F. 14. 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

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  • My mother’s first cousin. She often spoke of him and remembered him very fondly. She said he was killed in the desert.
    Public - Jennifer - Other relative - 6 November 2018
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  • Name sake of my father thank you for your service
    Public - janine anne - Other Relative - 20 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/2212991
    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 195 AWMM
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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06 November 2018Jennifer Otorohanga New Zealand Other relative
20 April 2015janine anneaucklandOther Relative
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