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Andrew Robert Craigie


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Craigie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob Craigie AWMM
  • Service number
    482944 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 6 Ryehill Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. S. Craigie (wife), Public Trust Office, Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    482944 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club:

    "Bob Craigie was 70 when he collapsed on 19 March 1984 near the summit of the Big Hill Track between Arrowtown and Macetown. Efforts to revive him failed, and he died on that gentle sunny Sunday afternoon among the hills he loved and came to know so well after retiring to Arrowtown some years before.

    In 1938 Bob was elected to the Committee of the Otago Section [of the New Zealand Alpine Club] and advanced to full membership. He became the Section Treasurer in 1940, and was later the Chairman.

    With the intervention of the war, Bob spent several years in North Africa and Italy. After his return, he and Roland Ellis began to plan for a major base in the West Matukituki. Despite Section apathy, some opposition becasue the scheme was thought too ambitious, and foreboding that the Club's major objectives (ie climbing) were being relegated to second place because of too much hut building, the scheme came to fruition in the shape of Aspiring Hut. Bob's organisation and drive kept the job on target and schedule. It was typical, and no surprsie, that the well-attended weekend on which the hut was opened was seen by him as an opportunity to enlist a large party of 'porters' to carry material to the site of the new hut on French Ridge.

    His enthusiasm, loyalty and administrative ability led to continuous service in various offices of the Club, culminating in his Presidency from 1967 go 1969. In 1974 Bob was granted life membership. He also served as President of the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand.

    (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1984) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 March 1984 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
      The New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1984 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.44 AWMM

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