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Ernest Christopher Read

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Image 1: Officers and N.C.O.s, 2nd NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade (taken at Trentham Camp on 10 September 1934). Ernest Christopher Read is in the front row, third from the left. - This image may be subject to copyright

Image 1: Officers and N.C.O.s, 2nd NZ Mounted Rifles Brigade (taken at Trentham Camp on 10 September …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Christopher AWMM
  • Surname
    Read AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    21967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1914 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rural Delivery, Norsewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F. Read (father), Rural Delivery, Norsewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 Mar 1940-30 June 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    21967 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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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ernest Read was the son of Frederick and Maud Oline Read, of Norsewood, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    Ernest Read is mentioned in the diary of R. Lyford held in the Auckland Museum Library. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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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/2124172
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 142. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum Armoury Resource Centre, Biographical vertical file AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.154 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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