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Melita Joseph Riddell

Borough of Te Aroha, 1939-1945.  Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Borough of Te Aroha, 1939-1945. Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Melita Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Riddell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Joe AWMM
    • Beetle AWMM
  • Service number
    21602 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Andrew - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 - Family knowledge

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    21602 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
    • WW2
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • 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
      Died of measles as a Prisoner of War AWMM
    • 12 December 1944 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Measlee bronchitis lungs cedema. AWMM
    • Was in a Greek hospital with a back injury when taken prisoner after the allied evacuation. Public - Andrew - Direct descendant - 24 April 2018 - Family knowledge

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Melita Riddell was the son of Andrew Melita Riddell and Susan Winifred Riddell, of Te Aroha,New Zealand; husband of Lorna Bernice Riddell, of Ngatea.

    Brother of Andrew John Riddell (30875) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    AustriaEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria. Public - Andrew - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 - Family knowledge.
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria AWMM 2. G. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Borough of Te Aroha, 1939-1945. Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. 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/2805639
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. 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.157 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2018AndrewAuckland NZDirect descendant
20 April 2015AndrewNZOther Relative
26 January 2015TraceyWellington NZOther Relative

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