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Roy Maurice Tarrant

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Tarrant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ40729 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 F.R. Tarrant (father), 40 Spring Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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  • Son of Fred Rudman Tarrant and Edith Tarrant, of Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Hilda Adelaide Tarrant, of Taunton, Somerset, England

    Both his wife of 41 Queen Street, Taunton, Somerset, England and his father were named as NOK in the casualty lists.

    Next of kin listed in the Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 as Mrs A.H. Tarrant AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM 5.28 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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  • It's nice to know that you are not forgotten Granddad. I never had the chance to know you but I am forever grateful for your service to your country and the sacrifice you made for all of us.
    Public - Tracey - Direct descendant - 16 August 2018
  • As part of my research on the Tarrant Book, I came across this site and was pleased to find Maurice. My mother (who was about 13 years old at the time) told me he gave her a mouth organ just before he left for war. He also wrote on the passionfruit, when it ripened and the news came through of his demise, no one ate it. It sat in the fruit bowl for quite some time.
    Public - Marion - Other relative - 8 May 2017
  • Thinking of you Uncle Maurice XXX
    Public - Alisia Margaret - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • Always thinking of you Granddad.
    Public - Tracey - Other Relative - 29 July 2015



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08 May 2017MarionSydney NSWOther relative
25 April 2016Alisia Margaret New ZealandOther relative
29 July 2015TraceyLEICESTEROther Relative