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Claude Charles Congdon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claude Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Congdon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30551 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 July 1912 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 6 Madrid Street, Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H.C. Congdon (father), 6 Madrid Street, Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30551 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Claude Congdon was the son of Hubert Charles Congdon, and of Mabel Edith Congdon (nee Inkersell), of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 15. B. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Thank you for fighting in WW2 Uncle Claude.
    Public - Sasha - Direct descendant - 12 July 2021
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  • I never met my uncle Claude but through my growing up years felt a very strong connection to him through my father and grandmother. My daughter has visited the field of remembrance in Suda Bay Crete, which was a very poignant moment for my father who was still alive then and myself. Until the day my father died one of the few photographs he kept at his bedside was of my daughter laying flowers beside Claude's cross.
    Public - Shelley - Other Relative - 24 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/936609
    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
      WW2 2: WW2 40 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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12 July 2021SashaNapier , New ZealandDirect descendant
24 April 2015ShelleyNapierOther Relative

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