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Robert Matthew Rae

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Matthew AWMM
  • Surname
    Rae AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 33688 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1917 AWMM TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Tui Street, Taihape AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr T.R. Rae (father), Tui St, Taihape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Salonike 8B 714 ER. 18A 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Went away with the Third Echelon, but on arrival in the Middle East, he was attached to the First Echelon and was a member of the Bren Gun crew.

    Taken POW in Greece and spent 4 years in Stalag 18A in Germany.

    On mobilisation, resumed droving and mustering.

    Husband of Nancy and Father of Neil, Robert and Robyn. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    4 January 1988 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 16, Row C8, Block 1, Taihape Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Rangtikei District Council Cemetery Record
    https://www.rangitikei.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/database?record_id=RAERM
    Further Reference
  • 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.391 AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
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