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Edmond Robert Gordon Chirnside

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Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edmond Robert Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Chirnside AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22745 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 July 1920 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
    05 June 1920 Public - Caroline - Other relative - 21 April 2016 - George J Chapman 1830-1916 Family Tree compiled by Sue Hart
  • Place of birth
    Kaikoura Public - Caroline - Other relative - 21 April 2016 - George J Chapman 1830-1916 Family Tree compiled by Sue Hart
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ivy Evelyn Chirnside (Mother) Public - Caroline - Other relative - 21 April 2016 - George J Chapman 1830-1916 Family Tree compiled by Sue Hart
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22745 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 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.35 Diesel-engine driver 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.35
    WellingtonNew Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.35
  • 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 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
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Kaikoura War Memorial, 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

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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/2092953
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.35 AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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21 April 2016CarolineThamesOther relative

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