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Albert Mathieson Quennell

Albert Quennell, Portrait (kindly provided by his wife) - This image may be subject to copyright

Albert Quennell, Portrait (kindly provided by his wife) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Mathieson AWMM
  • Surname
    Quennell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bert AWMM
  • Service number
    34863 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • El Alamein AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34863 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorial Army - commissioned 1928 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Trentham AWMM
    • Te Rapa AWMM
    • Papakura AWMM
    • Avondale AWMM
    • Ngaurawahia AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Geologist/Civilian AWMM
    GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 10 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      According to family he suffered an illness after Cassino and was briefly in hospital. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mary Jane Quennell and Albert Line Quennell.

    Husband of Maidie Elsie Quennell.

    Addresses at enlistment and on the Nominal Roll varies from 34 Thompson Road, Napier to C/o J.A. Harvey, 22 Thompson Road, Napier, New Zealand.

    Served in Divisional Artillery; Sound-ranging troop, Counter-battery officer.

    Family of four children - two sons, two daughters.

    Retired to Bristol, but worked on publications and research until his death.

    In 1997, the British Geological Survey opened an archive and his published work was put on to Internet ( AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 April 1985 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    BristolAvon AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    South Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, England AWMM 88E AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: London Times, 16 April 1985 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • 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
      WW2 3: WW2 389 AWMM
    • London Times AWMM
      Death notice: London Times, 16 April 1985 AWMM
    • South Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, England AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 1594 AWMM

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