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William Robert Harrison

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Harrison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    45620 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 July 1911 AWMM KumeuAuckland AWMM
    Kumeu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 July 1941 AWMM Kumeu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Fraser Jeremiah Harrison (father), Kumeu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45620 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Farmer AWMM
    HendersonWaitakere City AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Schrapnel in the eye AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Massive pulmonary embolism AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Home Defence , North Auckland Regiment (Motorised) until transfer to 2 NZEF 18 April 1941 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 August 1967 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waiuku Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Waiuku, New Zealand AWMM RSA Flagstaff Cemetery, Waiuku, Row 52 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 August 1967 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • William Robert Harrison was my father. We are proud of his contribution to World War 2 as a Medic He was a real Kiwi Guy that left his mark and will be forever remember by his family
    Public - cherylyn - Child - 23 February 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 91 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 7 August 1967 AWMM

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23 February 2016cherylynAuckland New ZealandChild