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Howard Richard Northey

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Howard Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Northey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    259288 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
    Unknown AWMM Kaukapakapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Northey (mother), 41 Young Street, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    259288 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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  • Son of Howard Northey and of Constance Ellen Northey (nee Beynon), of Wanganui AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XVI. B. 42. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Kaipara Memorial RSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM

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  • An oak tree was planted in the old Kaukapakapa Cemetery, Cnr State Higway 16 and Peak Road. There is a plaque commemorating Howard beside the tree.
    Public - Megan - Researcher - 2 April 2018
  • Before the war, Howard worked in the district of Kaukapakapa where his parents had a farm in Peak Road. He had an early stationary hay baler which was operated by a horse. Howard had it mounted on the chassis of an old International truck which was adapted to tow behind the tractor, The season before he went into the army, he baled a huge acreage at South Head and Wainui as well as Kaukapakapa. Quite confident he would return, he put it in to storage for his return, Sadly, he was killed in action in Italy. Due to the invention of the 'pick -up baler' it is unlikely the baler in the photo was ever operated after the war.



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 297 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 January 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
03 May 2018BrettAuckland New ZealandOther
02 April 2018MeganKaukapakapa, AucklandResearcher

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