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Cyril Anthony Ivicevich

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Ivicevich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tony Ivicevich AWMM
  • Service number
    21578 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Taxi Driver/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His wife says: 'Before Tony enlisted, because of his name, he was asked to sign some sort of loyalty form. He came home on furlough and while in hospital he was deemed AWOL, but other circumstances at that time cancelled the charges for him and others.'

    She also says 'In 1955, Tony and 12 others of the 21st battalion met under the Maple Verandah, Karangahape Rd one Sunday. Thus was the start of the 21st Battalion Association. Membership swelled, as the troops were also joined by their officers and their Colonels.

    In his retirement years, Cyril revisited England, Greece, Crete and Egypt, and also Germany where he was made welcome and stayed in an ex-paratrooper's home. He was, as an honour, nominated to become an honorary member of the Association of German Paratroopers' Inc. and had conferred on him their badge and Certificate as an appreciation of the fair and valiant combat of New Zealand troops on Crete - so another friendship was formed.'

    Died of Abdominal Cancer AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 1 May 1994 AWMM
      Age 81 AWMM
    • 1 May 1994 21Bn Assoc. Inc. Records. MS-2008-42.
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Room.Cath. C. 12- 69 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald 2 & 3 May 1994 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.95 AWMM
    • Veterans' club : the comradeship and memories of Auckland's 21st infantry battalion. Auckland War Memorial Museum : Auckland. Accompanies exhibition held in the Pictorial Gallery, second floor, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 24 March-21 May 2006. AWMM
    • 21 New Zealand Infantry Battalion Association Inc. Records, 1955 - 2005. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-2008-42. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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