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Wilfred Athol Rolf Parker

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Portrait of Private Wilfred Athol Rolf Parker, Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1944. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19441115-26-12. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Wilfred Athol Rolf Parker, Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1944. Sir George Gr …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Athol Rolf AWMM
  • Surname
    Parker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 64005 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 February 1915 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 C/o Mrs A. Schaare, Waharoa R.D., New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs J. Parker (mother), C/o Mrs A. Schaare, Waharoa R.D., New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 64005 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Tawara, Kiribati AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Executed by Japanese whilst a prisoner of war AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frank William and Jessie Parker, of Waotu, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati AWMM
    • Tarawa Coastwatchers Memorial AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Wilfred was the brother of Reg Parker who a good friend of the family, he spoke a few times about his brother and you could see in his eyes the loss, it took a lot to get him to talk about it, but I often think about him( he has since passed away)
    Public - GRANT - 22 July 2015
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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/2187415
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 274 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      "Tarawa Outrage, Massacre by Japanese", N.Z. Herald, 23 Oct 1944 (copy of article in ACF27569) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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17 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 July 2015GRANTPaeroa,NZOther

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