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Colin Rotherham

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin AWMM
  • Surname
    Rotherham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    376147 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 August 1920 AWMM NgaruawahiaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 February 1942 AWMM R.D., Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Eva Josephine Rotherham (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 December 1942 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 13 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Truck Driver/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Rotherham and Elsie Bennett.

    Attended Kawakawa District High School.

    married 11 April 1941 Eva Josephine Brookes and had four children.

    Cremated and ashes interred at Port Albert Cemetery AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 September 1991 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Colin Rotherham

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  • So glad to see Uncle Colin's photo on this site. He was one of my father's get cobblers in the Army. I have some of Dad's letters and he often mentions stopping to have a yarn with Colin when overseas. Colin is also my mothers 2nd cousin, and I remember him well. A great man.
    Public - Robyn - Other relative - 30 April 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.344 AWMM

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30 April 2017RobynMangawhai HeadsOther relative
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