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Alvan William Harrison

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Portrait. Alvan William Harrison (67131) or his brother, Walter Valentine Harrison (29905). (Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II 2002) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait. Alvan William Harrison (67131) or his brother, Walter Valentine Harrison (29905). (Northla …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alvan William AWMM
  • Surname
    Harrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    67131 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1912 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Moerewa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.K. Harrison (mother), Moerewa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    67131 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alvan Harrison was the son of William Alfred and Evangeline Kate Harrison.

    Two sons, brothers Walter Valentine Harrison (29905) and Alvan William Harrison (67131) were killed serving in WW2.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 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. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW2 AWMM
    • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. 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 90 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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