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Lu Paul

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Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II (2002) - This image may be subject to copyright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lu AWMM
  • Surname
    Paul AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65438 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 August 1911 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Glenfield Road, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs T.I. Paul (wife), 25 Awarua Crescent, Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 May 1943 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisting as a private, Lu received his commission, and was then posted to the 28th Maori Battalion after a period of service in New Zealand.

    He was a well-known singer and radio announcer.

    Peter McDermot who served with the 24th Battalion, wrote:

    'Also there [Linton] was Lou Paul, a popular singer and radio announcer, and his friend Johnny Pile, Training College and Auckland Rugby Rep - both killed in Italy with the Maori Battalion.' from And So To... by Peter McDermott, a privately published memoir printed in 2004, p.9.

    Lieutenant Paul was killed in a mine field on the way back from receiving his company's orders.

    He was survived by his wife and two children.

    'Mystery soldier's past revealed', North Shore Times Advertiser, Tuesday 16 April 2002, p.9 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM IX. D. 15 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

Roll of Honour

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  • Remembering you always Uncle Lu
    Public - Margaret Eleanor - Other relative - 24 May 2019
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  • Takoto mai e koro - arohanui I will return to visit you again at Sangro River
    Public - Minnie - Direct descendant - 22 April 2016
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 101 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 May 2019Margaret EleanorAuckland NZOther relative
22 April 2016MinniePoriruaDirect descendant

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