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Norman David Watson



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman David AWMM
  • Surname
    Watson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ5269 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 November 1922 AWMM OtautauSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Daniel Watson (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Freezing Worker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Norman Watson was described on his enlistment form as being 5 ft 5 inches tall, chest measurement 35 1/2 inches, with fair hair, hazel eyes and a fair complexion. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    Nov 1994 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • He is my super hero and he cared for my dad with all his life and he is cherished with love even though he has passed but he is still in my heart no matter what happens
    Public - Jordan - Direct descendant - 11 April 2019
  • My Granddad was a wonderful man. He is in my thoughts every day. He taught me to tie my shoes, plait my hair and how to garden. His memory makes me laugh and the loss of him stays with me always. A very loved and cherished man.
    Public - Julie - Direct descendant - 29 December 2015
  • I couldn't have had a better father, because of his stories I enlisted in the RNZN on the 10th Jan 1968. I went to a lot of places that he visited during his time in the service. My sister Linda Manfra and I both love and miss you and mum. Lest we forget Philip (Spud Y19227)
    Public - Philip David - Child - 22 December 2015
  • Norman was a awesome grandfather, loved his war stories....
    Public - Pania Aroha - Other Relative - 13 September 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 April 2019JordanNew ZealandDirect descendant
29 December 2015JulieAucklandDirect descendant
22 December 2015Philip David Whangarei NZChild
13 September 2015Pania ArohaAuckland new zealandOther Relative

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