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Mate Alexander Milich

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mate Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Milich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alex AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ429666 AWMM
    • WWII 429666 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1921 AWMM WaihararaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Aug 1942 AWMM Driver/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mate Milich was the son of Kleme Milich and of Neta Milich (nee Hita), of Waiharara, New Zealand.

    Served with the New Zealand Army, Home Guard for 9 months

    Joined RNZAF August 1942

    Known as Alex AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Woudenberg General Cemetery, Utrecht, Netherlands AWMM Grave 179. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Roll of Honour, Air Casualties: Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 87, 10 October 1945, Page 8 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville 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
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol. 2 p. 300, vol. 3 p. 347 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 348 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Roll of Honour, Air Casualties: Volume CXL, Issue 87, 10 October 1945, Page 8 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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