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Albert Henry Thomas Draper

Headstone, Maunu Cemetery (photo P Baker) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Maunu Cemetery (photo P Baker) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Henry Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Draper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    626522 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 Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Robert Draper (father), 5 Zealandier Street, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    626522 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed by a grenade whilst in training AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Educated at the Whau Valley School and the Whangarei Boys' High School, Draper was employed on a Maromaku farm up to the time of entering the camp. He took an active interest in various sports.

    A member of J. Force, Trooper Draper had entered Papakura Camp on March 7, where his elder brother was also a member.

    He was killed by a hand grenade which exploded in a trench during a practice at the Ardmore Rifle Range.

    The was the first fatal accident at the Papakura Camp through the use of explosives or other weapons.

    He had a full military funeral service. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 June 1946 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Old Portion Block Six Plot 1838 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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