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Arthur Thomas Rawle

Portrait of Major Arthur Thomas Rawle, Auckland Weekly News, 17 December 1941. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19411217-32-3. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Arthur Thomas Rawle, Auckland Weekly News, 17 December 1941. Auckland Libraries He …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Rawle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23198 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 September 1909 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Frank & Maud Harriett RAWLE Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 August 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 241 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.E. Rawle (wife), 181 Green Lane, One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1940 Arthur Thomas RAWLE married Evelyn Edna KEEN Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 August 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23198 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Rawle was the son of Frank and Maude Rawle. He was the husband of Evelyn Edna Rawle of Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 8.K.13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Notification of the death from wounds of Major A. T. Rawle, of Auckland, has been received by his wife. Born in 1909 and educated at the Mount Albert Grammar School and the Gisborne High School, Major Rawle left New Zealand with the Third Echelon, after having commanded the 18th Anti-Aircraft Battery. He was formerly on the staff of the Victoria Insurance Company, and was commissioned in a Territorial regiment long before the outbreak of the war. Major Rawle was the youngest son of Mrs. M. Rawle and the late Mr. Frank Rawle, formerly of the Arcadia, Gisborne, and brother of Major F. C. Rawle, who is serving with the forces overseas. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 August 2023 - N.Z.E.F. CASUALTIES
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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Officers' Club Auckland, The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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02 August 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher

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