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Lester McAleer

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lester AWMM
  • Surname
    McAleer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    540870 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    540870 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.116 Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.116
    ChristchurchCanterbury 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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  • Lester McAleer was the son of William Charles and Margaret McAleer, of Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Thelma Albertha McAleer, of Bryndwyr, Christchurch. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XVI. B. 43. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Lester McAleer

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  • Dear Father, We, your three children, Robin, Bevan and Lois are so proud of what you did to preserve our freedom against the nazi scurge. Our mother should be at your side now and she did a fabulous job of rearing us in your absence. Our unconditional love is with you forever.
    Public - Bevan Charles - Child - 24 April 2016
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2375578
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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24 April 2016Bevan CharlesBrisbane AustraliaChild

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