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Douglas Francis Cresswell

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Douglas Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Cresswell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

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
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Ship was torpedoed and sunk by U558, 330 miles WxN of Fastnet Rock, with the loss of 13 of the 65 crew aboard. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Douglas Cresswell was the son of Albert Charles and Elizabeth Amelia Genevieve Cresswell, of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    North Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM

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  • Dear Uncle Douglas We are sorry we didn't get to meet you but thank you so much for fighting for us and the rest of NZ in WWII. You died so young but should be so proud of what you did for us - we will always remember you. Love your great niece and great, great niece and nephew, Carla, Amy and Luke xxx
    Public - Carla Maree - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

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23 April 2015Carla MareeWellington, New ZealandOther Relative
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