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Albert Alexander Torrens

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Torrens AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6715 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1917 AWMM LytteltonChristchurch AWMM
    Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Corsair Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A.E. Torrens (father), Corsair Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6715 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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  • Albert Torrens was the son of Albert Edward Torrens and of Catherine Violet Torrens (nee Hughes), of Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    He was killed at Minqar Qaim AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXX. B. 20. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 479 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 212 AWMM