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Ernald Freeman Chell

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21st Battalion Roll of Honour, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernald Freeman AWMM
  • Surname
    Chell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    66808 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 V.A. Chell, Forest Lake Road, Frankton Junction, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Chell (mother), 61 Rimu Street, Frankton Junction, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    66808 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian 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
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ernald Chell was the son of Frederick Chell, and of Catherine Chell (nee Blackett), of Frankton, New Zealand.

    He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM Special Memorial 9. B. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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  • Loved Brother of Robert(Bob)French Chell. They went to war together and were captured together but sadly only one returned. Never forgotten. Niece Christine.
    Public - Christine - Child - 24 September 2015
  • Never Forgotten. Ernald is the much loved brother of Frederick John Kitchener Chell (my Grandfather).
    Public - Julie - Other Relative - 4 September 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    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
    WW2 5: WW2 41 AWMM

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04 September 2015JulieWellingtonOther Relative