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David Craw

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Craw AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Abdul The Craw AWMM
  • Service number
    27732 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1918 AWMM HuntlyWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 June 1940 AWMM Kimihia Street, Huntly, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret Craw (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    27732 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 25 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Railway Fireman/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Took part in the Western Desert Campaign, as far as Tobruk, Syrian Campaign (Palestinian, Syria, Lebanon) and with 8th Army (Alamein)

    Went through several enemy attacks of engines around Mishiefa/Capuzzo area without injury. Trains were regularly bombed and machine gunners. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 June 1994 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    OhaupoWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM RSA-03-056 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald (3.6.94) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.105 AWMM

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