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Edward Cameron

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Cameron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26320 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 August 1911 AWMM WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 July 1940 AWMM Karaka Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Cameron (brother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 15 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Dental Technician/Civilian 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
      6 feet 1 inch AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Colour blind, red on green AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 18 February 1946 AWMM
    End of engagement AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The typed transcript of Edward Cameron's diary will be available from the Auckland Museum Library at a later date. They include the evacuations of Greece and Crete.

    24/June 1940: Enlisted

    15 July 1940: Papakura Camp

    6 August 1940: Embarkation leave

    16 August 1940: Trentham Camp

    27 August 1940: Depart Wellington on the S.S. Mauretania

    29 September 1940: Port Said

    2 October 1940: Maadi Camp

    10 October 1940: Benghazi - 1st Dental

    16 January 1941: Maadi

    6 March 1941: Depart Alexandria on "Prince of Ulster"

    8 March 1941: Disembark Greece

    10 March 1941: Kiffisia - 1st N.Z.G.H.

    17 March 1941: Entrain (i.e to board a train)

    21 March 1941: Pharsala

    16 April 1941: Evacuate hospital

    17 April 1914: Kiffisia attached 26th G.H. (British)

    22 April 1941: Corinth - ferry Canal

    25 April 1941: Napthlion - evacuate Greece, S.s. "Glen Earn"

    26 April 1941: Crete

    28 April 1941: Canea

    26 May 1941: Evacuate hospital, begin walk across Crete

    30 May 1941: Sfrakia

    31 May 1941: H.M.A.S. Nizam (Royal Australian Navy Destroyer)

    1 June 1941: Alexandria, Amarya Camp

    4 June 1941: Maadi

    26 July 1941: Heluan - 2 N.Z.G.H.

    20 September 1941: On leave - Palestine

    13 April 1942: Palestine - Sinai

    18 April - 21 June 1942: Aleppo, Syria

    22 September- 29 October 1942: Western Desert, El Alamein - Mobile Dental

    15 November 1942 - 1 March 1943: 3rd N.Z.G.H. Beirut

    11March 1943: 2nd N.Z.G.H.

    15 June 1943: Furlough

    12 January 1944: Depart Wellington

    23 February 1944: Arrive at Maadi Camp

    8 March 1944: Port Said, M.S. Batory (Polish)

    16 March 1944: Taranto, Italy

    28 February 1945: Depart Naples on S.S. Christaan Huygen

    12 March 1945: Scotland

    14 March 1945: London

    15 March 1945: Margate

    1 November 1945: Depart Liverpool on S.S. Mooltan

    20 December 1945: Wellington, New Zealand

    Died from Bronchopneumonia (24 hours). Cervical Spondylosis quadriplegia AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 November 1996 AWMM
    Age 85 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.71 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.21 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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