Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM 8 Anglesea Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs C Erwood (mother), 8 Anglesea Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Charles Erwood was the son of Charles William Erwood and of Cara Erwood (nee Sargisson), of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission database states that Charles Erwood was 20 when he was killed. AWMM
- Charles William Owen Erwood was born in Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay on 26 December 1920. He was living in Hamilton with his mother and sister when he enlisted. Public - Sally - Other Relative - 24 January 2015 - Birth certificate
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Charles William Owen Erwood
ANZAC DAY 2020
Public - Sally - Other relative - 25 April 2020
On this day, 79 years ago, you were part of the 4th Field Regiment of the New Zealand Army in Greece in retreat from the advancing German Army. You were 20 years old and had your whole life ahead of you. Thankfully you escaped from Greece and survived the fighting on Crete. Tragically you only had a few months left to live after that but your family is so proud of you and will never, ever forget you.
With love always, your niece Sally and all your family xxx
Remembering our very special young uncle, great uncle and great great uncle, Owen Erwood, who died so bravely while serving his country in World War II. With all our love, your family in Australia and England xxx
Public - Sally - Other relative - 25 April 2019
Anzac Day 2018. This year will mark 77 long years since your untimely death on 30 November 1941. However, you will never be forgotten by your family, no matter how many years pass, and you will always be missed. Thank you for your service to New Zealand and thank you too for being such a wonderful son and brother to Cara and Val. With love from your niece Sally and all the family.
Public - Sally - Other relative - 25 April 2018
Remembrance Day 2017. Thinking of you always Owen and missing having you in our lives. Seventy-six years ago today you were on the road from Egypt to Libya. Crusader was to be your final battle. Thank you for all you did. Remembered always by your loving family.
Public - Sally - Other relative - 11 November 2017
Owen Erwood. Our wonderful uncle, great uncle and great-great uncle. A brave, intelligent and much-loved young soldier. Terribly missed by his mother and sister throughout their lives. His loss has always been felt by his nieces and nephews. What a difference his presence would have made in all our lives.
Public - Sally - Other Relative - 24 January 2015
|24 January 2015||Sally||Perth, Western Australia||Other Relative||
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