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Charles Nye Growcott

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Portrait, taken at Burnham Military Camp (kindly provided by his daughter) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, taken at Burnham Military Camp (kindly provided by his daughter) - This image may be subje …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Nye AWMM
  • Surname
    Growcott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10620 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 February 1913 AWMM RimuWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 January 1940 AWMM Ruatapu, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Louise Judith Growcott (wife), Ruatapu, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10620 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 4.5 years a volunteer, 1.5 years as corporal AWMM
    • 1.5 years as cadet AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 18 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Snigger/Civilian AWMM
    GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Appendix removed Burnham Camp Hospital 25 April 1940 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Educated at Lower Kowhitirangi School, Westland. he walked to school, more than 2 miles each way.

    His siblings recalled him as a happy loving brother.

    He got his drivers license in 1932

    Before enlisting he worked at the City Council, at a mill close to the family farm and also worked at Westland Hospital.

    His favourite sport was rugby and he was the Captain of the Kiwi Team (Hokitika) in 1935.

    His favourite song was Red River Valley. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM Row D. Plot 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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/2162245
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form 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 187 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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