Māori › Eric Andrew Riddell Born 20 July 1911 - Died 19 July 1941 PDF Key details Service number1722 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankBombardier/Military AWMM New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEric Andrew AWMM SurnameRiddell AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number1722 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth20 July 1911 AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentPre 29 September 1939 AWMM 9 Pupuke Road, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs T.M. Riddell (wife), 12 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service number1722 AWMM Military service13 years AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-1945 Star AWMM Africa Star AWMM War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 29 September 1939 AWMM Age 28 AWMM Meter Reader/Civilian AWMM AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Empress of Canada AWMM Gunner/Military AWMM New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment, 25 Battery AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM 28 April 1941 AWMM Captured in Greece, reported missing May 1941 AWMM WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152) Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial numberWWII 248 AWMM Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM 5 foot 9 inches AWMM Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM Died of sickness whilst a prisoner of war AWMM 19 July 1941 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM Strangulation of bowels. AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankBombardier/Military AWMM New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of William James Riddell and of Annie Riddell (nee Graham), of Takapuna; husband of Thelma Mary RiddellServed as a Sergeant and for 13 years with the 1st Battery, Field ArtilleryReported missing 24 May 1941; file annotated located at Stalag XVIIIA 13 September 1941.His wife, Thelma, received notice of his death and then a letter saying he was a prisoner of war. This was a false hope and caused her some considerable distress. This was reported as "official errors" and drew editorial comment in the newspapers, The Herald and The Auckland Star. The service record includes letters between the Director of Publicity and the Director Base Records regarding the official communication to Gunner Riddell's family and a letter of apology to Thelma.He was orginally buried in the Public Cemetery at Lauamund, Drauwerk, Carinthia then transferred to the then British Military Cemetery at Klagenfurt later renamed the Klagenfurt War CemeteryHis portrait is amongst those displayed in cases in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Hall f Memories, WW2Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death19 July 1941 AWMM Age 29 AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM Death notes CemeteryKlagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria AWMM Grave 1 Plot 6 Row A AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Eric Andrew Riddell by laying a poppy. Edgar John Riddell Edwin Riddell Eric Andrew Riddell Erle James Riddell George Riddell Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Eric Andrew Riddell Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMinistry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand History online. Takapuna War Memorial. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/takapuna-war-memorial Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission record https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2805638 Sources Used DocumentsAuckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM Information kindly provided by family AWMM Military Service Record AWMM Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM WW2 1: WW2 152 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 The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.