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Horace Aubrey Kettle

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Images taken of group of Prisoner at Stalag VIIIB. - This image may be subject to copyright

Images taken of group of Prisoner at Stalag VIIIB. - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Aubrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Kettle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hori Kettle AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6264 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 March 1918 AWMM WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Leslie St., New Plymouth AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr. H.A. Kettle, Leslie St., New New Plymouth (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6264 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.102
    Age 22 AWMM
    Baker/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 2, p.102
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Baker Public - Dennis - Child - 7 February 2015 - Details in the book on the 22nd Battalion
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland AWMM
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      May 1941-1945 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 (No. 2), Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 23371 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 April 1985 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waitotara Cemetery, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Taranaki Newspaper AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      A photocopied copy of Horace Kettle's book containing cartoons, poems and essays written when he was a POW is held in the Armoury AWMM
    • Kettle, Horace Aubrey. Prisoner of war journal, 1944. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2005/10. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. 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
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM

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