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Reuben Jerome Stanton

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Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reuben Jerome AWMM
  • Surname
    Stanton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65102 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 Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr R. Stanton (brother), Moerewa, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65102 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
    • WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM
    • 17 August 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Lost at sea on torpedoed transport between North Africa and Italy. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Reuben Stanton was the youngest son of Joseph and Sarah Frances Stanton, of Ohaeawi, North Auckland, New Zealand.

    Born in 1919, he was educated at Ohaeawai and Moerewa Primary Schools and Kawakawa District High. He played in the Maungaturoto Rugby Team and also was a keen tennis player.

    He worked first for the Bay of Islands Dairy Company at Moerewa, and then at the Maungaturoto Dairy factory. He left New Zealand in September 1941 and saw service in the Middle East, including Palestine and Syria, before returning to Egypt with the New Zealand Division.

    He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed.

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

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    at sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • 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
    • Kaikohe War Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive Kaikohe Far North AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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 199 AWMM
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM
    • List of New Zealand of war lost on Nino Bixio, 17 August 1942 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, DA 407/13 Box 293 (R20110417) AWMM

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