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Ronald Stern

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Stern AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 21274 AWMM
    • NZ461637 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 21274 AWMM
    • NZ461637 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Territorials (Motorcycle Platoon - 16th Waikato Regiment) AWMM
    • 21 Infantry Battalion 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papakura Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 December 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Arbeit Kommando 11072/GW, Gradnitz, Austria AWMM
      Greece, Europe AWMM
      25 April 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Graudenz military prison, Graudenz, Poland AWMM
      22 Apr 1943-21 June 1944 AWMM
    • WW2
      07 Jan 1944-21 January 1944 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag III-A, Luckenwalde, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • 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 6 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      1942 - Stalag XVIIIA with yellow jaundice. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      1944 - Stalag XXA - Beri-beri AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      1944 - Convalescence Block Stalag 344 - malnutrition AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Emphysema AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Went on the Long March.

    Joined the Air Force for a period of one year, 314 days on 25 April 1948. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    • 7 November 1998 AWMM
      Age 80 AWMM
      ManurewaManukau City AWMM
    • 7 November 1998 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM A6 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald 9 November 1998 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.175 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM

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