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Owen Richard Gatman

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Gatman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5177 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Sep 1939 AWMM C/o W. Taylor, Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Gatman ( father), 68 Firth Street, Hamilton East, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5177 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Son of William and Frances Gatman, of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Attended Otahuhu Technical High School. Was interested in football.

    Family say "General Rommel captured the field hospital where their boy was lying wounded." AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa 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
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 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/2768692
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 64 AWMM
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
      RSA Review, August 2000, page 21. AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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