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Henry Roger Hadfield


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Roger AWMM
  • Surname
    Hadfield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Henry Rodger Hadfield AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 19459 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H M Hadfield (wife), Woodend, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 September 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 19459 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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 Unknown AWMM General labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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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  • Private Hadfield was the son of Himona and Eliza Hadfield, of Woodend, Canterbury, New Zealand and husband of Henrietta Mary Hadfield, of Addington, Canterbury. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 36 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 XXVIII. G. 10 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I never met you but was lucky enough to grow up for 17 years of my life with your Wife! If you had survived I am sure you would’ve been just as kind and hilarious! Rest In Peace ❤️ Your Great Granddaughter xx
    Public - Nicola - Direct descendant - 25 April 2018
  • To the man who started us all, lest we forget - your great granddaughter Rachael 🌺
    Public - Rachael - Other relative - 25 April 2018
  • I never knew you but heard your story many times from many people who loved you, wish I had the chance to meet you. Love your Great Granddaughter x
    Public - Nicola Hope - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • We owe a lot to you for our very existence ...we never forget xx
    Public - Rachael - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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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. (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 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2018NicolaChristchurch, New Zealand Direct descendant
25 April 2018Rachael Christchurch Other relative
25 April 2015Nicola HopeChristchurchOther Relative
25 April 2015RachaelChristchurchOther Relative
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