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William Arthur Dick

Portrait of WA Dick (s/n NZ451917) with his wife, taken a few days before he went to Japan with the JForce.

Portrait of WA Dick (s/n NZ451917) with his wife, taken a few days before he went to Japan with the …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Dick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ451917 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 January 1927 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Grading School, Taieri AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Mar 1945 AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was married to Effie Gay Bettie Nichols 1949 - 1964 and had five children Barry (died at birth), Malcolm, Gregory, Trevor, and Jacqueline.

    He was married to Kathleen Wolley 1964 - until his death and had three children Hayley, Duane, Heath AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 October 1993 AWMM
    TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui 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



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  • External links
  • References
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
      Taihape Museum AWMM
    • Jayforce Nominal Roll, Manning: No 14 Squadron (1947-1948), Archives New Zealand. AIR1 17211 (R21077358). AWMM
    • Forms 38' Medical report files - 14 Squadron Japan. Archives New Zealand, AIR1W3869 (R18631080). AWMM


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03 March 2016SarndraAuckland, New ZealandOther

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