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Frederick Harold Hatcher

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories. Panels beginning with names: Hadley, Hansen, Harwood. - This image may be subject to copyright

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories. Panels beginning with names: Hadley, Han …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Hatcher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 62423 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 62423 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.151 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.151
    WhakataneEastern Bay of Plenty 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.151
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harold Ernest Hatcher and of Fanny Caroline Hatcher (nee Leigh), of Hawera, Taranaki. His brother Alfred Kennaway Hatcher (62424) also served in the Second World War. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    21 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 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. E. 17. 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

Roll of Honour

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  • A bit of a long shot but Kathleen, please contact me.
    I'm Maude Leigh's great-niece :)
    Public - Lisa - Other relative - 11 July 2020
  • Hi, I am Maude Elizabeth Leigh's granddaughter, she was Fanny's sister. I would love to contact you. Kind regards Kathleen
    Public - Kathleen - Other relative - 28 November 2015
  • To an Uncle who bravely went to war to fight for his country and like his bother never came home always remembered never forgotten and missed with love.
    Public - Edwin Harry - Other Relative - 28 April 2015
  • To an Uncle I never knew because he bravely went off to War and did not come back. On behalf of his brother Bernard Rex Hatcher and nieces Mary Ann and Yvonne.
    Public - Yvonne Pauline - Other Relative - 3 February 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.151 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 July 2020LisaNew ZealandOther relative
28 November 2015Kathleen Christchurch, New ZealandOther relative
28 April 2015Edwin HarryAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
03 February 2015Yvonne PaulineWellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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