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Robert William Mitchell

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Portrait of Robert William Mitchell in uniform. Image kindly provided by Allan Buist (July 2020). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Robert William Mitchell in uniform. Image kindly provided by Allan Buist (July 2020). Im …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert William AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 8514 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1917 AWMM CromwellOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 34 Carlyle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E.G. Mitchell (mother), 34 Carlyle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Operation Lustre AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 8514 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
  • 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
    • 24 May 1941 AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Grey AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Mitchell was the son of Edwin and Emily Grace Mitchell, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

    Brother of George Thomas Mitchell, who also died in the Second World War, and Edwin Gerald Mitchell, who survived the war. Source: Louise Joyce, Take me to the Nevis, 2019. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 6. A. 19. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 126 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Joyce, L. (2019). Take me to the Nevis: gold mining and the people of the Nevis Valley, inspired by the tales of Central Otago high country school teacher Gavine McLean. Clyde, Central Otago, N.Z.: Dunstan Publications. AWMM

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