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William Peter Harding

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  H_007. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel H_007. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Harding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39344 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
    Unknown AWMM 31 Garfield Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ada Ingersoll (mother), 31 Garfield Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39344 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 Welder/Civilian AWMM
    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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Peter Harding was the son of William Harding and of Ada Harding (nee Cook); husband of Flora Harding, of Takahiwai, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Brother of Pte Stewart Harding buried in Faenza War Cemetery, Italy Public - Aroha Frances - Other relative - 26 April 2016 - Family whakapapa (related through Ada Cook). He and his brother are also listed on the Roll of Honours board at Waikare Marae. There is some confusion over his military enlistment number: it appears as 502782 on the CWGC website, your website lists him as 802782
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 11. A. 20. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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 196 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 April 2016Aroha FrancesClaygate, Surrey, UKOther relative

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