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Harold Norman Catlow

Memorial Panel, Point Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Road Auckland 1022. Image provided by G.A Fortune 2012, CC BY G.A Fortune 2012

Memorial Panel, Point Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Road Auckland 1022. Image provided by G.A Fort …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Catlow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26365 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 J. Roberts, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Beatrice Margaret Catlow (wife), c/o J. Roberts, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Catlow and Mary Emma Catlow (nee Black) of Oamaru, Otago. He was the husband of Beatrice Aroah Ruby Margaret Catlow of Timaru, Canterbury. 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
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Point Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Road, Auckland 1202 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • my dear uncle harold for many yrs u have played on my mind not knowing what happened to u but thanks to the internet I've found more info on u i have now found a bit of peace u r one of my hero's just know u will be never b forgotten till we meet xxxx
    Public - denise - Direct descendant - 6 May 2020
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  • I am the last one left Harold, 12 gone but not forgotten. I think of you from time to time and worried what you went through. All my love my darling brother. Rest In Peace will see you one day. Xxxx
    Public - Sylvia Emma - Sibling - 24 April 2020
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  • Thanks for your service. My Grandmother was your sister. You were greatly missed. Being in the infantry is the hardest job in the Army, and the most dangerous. "You meet a better type of bloke in the infantry" - that's a quote from my Grandfather, Tommy Stephenson, who married your sister Hazel. God bless. Wayne Higginson, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
    Public - Sarai - Direct descendant - 27 January 2017
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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/2217300
    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
      p.79 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.40 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 May 2020denise Perth Australia from timaru nz Direct descendant
24 April 2020Sylvia Emma Tauranga New ZealandSibling
27 January 2017SaraiWellington, New ZealandDirect descendant

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