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Douglas Robert Strid

Doug Strid in uniform in 1942 - This image may be subject to copyright

Doug Strid in uniform in 1942 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Strid AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Shorty AWMM
    • Doug AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 443967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 March 1923 AWMM TuakauSouth Auckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre Feb 1942 AWMM Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs C. Strid (mother), Edmonton Road, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 29 June 1944 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Raventhorpe Convalescence: lacerated scalp; broken leg; teeth knocked out. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Daphne; father of Brian, Alan, Jill, John, Wendy.

    Brother of Cyrus Victor Strid (RNZAF), Gordon Lloyd Strid (RNZAF), and Alma Strid (WAAF).

    Enlistment perhaps 10 or 12 February 1942

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. 29 June 1944. The 12th Reinforcements for 2 NZEF and men returning from furlough, altogether 154 officer and 1640 other ranks, embarked in Highland Princess at Wellington for the Middle East. From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1945' compiled by R Kay, 1968. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 September 2011 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 September 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 94 AWMM
    • Western Leader AWMM
      Forbes, S. (2001, October 27). Principles mattered to Doug. Auckland, N.Z.: Western Leader. An article about Doug Strid, his early life and war service, as well as his career and family connections. AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      24th N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association newsletter. November 2011, Issue 163 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 September 2011 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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