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Derek Winter Eastgate

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New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Panel 7: Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve - Lieutenants, Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve - Lieutenants, Sub-Lieutenants Bell - Purdy (digital photo John Halpin 2011) - CC BY John Halpin

New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Panel 7: Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve - Lieutenants, Royal …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Derek Winter AWMM
  • Surname
    Eastgate AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    The Egg AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 June 1919 Noel Smith Research Project
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    HM ML 339 Geoffrey Hobday, In Harm's Way, p.82
  • 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 Newspaper Editor/Civilian Papers Past
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Editor of the Putaruru Press newspaper prior to enlistment. Source: 'Commission Won', Putaruru Press, 16 April 1942. Paper Past.

    Attended Takapuna Grammar School and Auckland University College. Source: 'Presumed Dead', Putaruru Press, 15 October 1942. Papers Past.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    North Sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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