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Reginald Humphrey Ludbrook

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Humphrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Ludbrook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    586782 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    B. 1912 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Edward Reginald (d.1937) & Helen Whittel LUDBROOK - she return to Gisborne to live Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth & Death Records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    • 1937 Reginald Humphrey LUDBROOK married Jean Margaret WILSON Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 July 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    586782 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 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.116 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.116
    RuatoriaEast Cape 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.116
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Reginald Ludbrook was the son of Edward Reginald and Helen Ludbrook; husband of Jean Margaret Ludbrook, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    The cross of the field grave has rank as private AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VII. D. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Lance-Sergeant Reginald H. Ludbrook, whose death from wounds is reported from the Middle East, is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Ludbrook, formerly well-known Coast residents. He married a daughter of Dr. Wilson, Hastings, and is survived by Mrs. Luclbrook and two .young children. Lance-Sergeant Ludbrook had been abroad since early last year. An elder brother, Mr. Richard Ludbrook, has been returned to New Zealand after service abroad. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 20 July 2023 - ROLL OF HONOUR
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21490, 23 AUGUST 1944, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2614500
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.116 AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 July 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
09 December 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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