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Robert David Owen

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Portrait of 2935 Robert David "Taffy" Owen and pianist in 1975 on 12 inch LP cover - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert David AWMM
  • Surname
    Owen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Taffy AWMM
  • Service number
    2935 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 February 1906 AWMM Wales[Wales] AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM 74 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Musician/Civilian AWMM
    Kiwi Concert Party, Australia 1946 onwards and NZ on tour AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Owen (wife), 50 Kellet Street, King's Cross, Sydney, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Storeman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Classification, Unknown Period AWMM
    Fit AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A copy of a LP record (33 1/3) by Taffy Owen (vocalist) and Linda Austin Brockbank (piano accompanist) is held in the Auckland Museum. The songs (in Welsh and English) included are: Holy City, Sunshine of Your Smile, Little Jack Horner, I'll Walk Beside You, I'll Walk with God, They Say, At the End of the Day, Bryniau aur fy ngwlad, Bless This House, Gwlad y delyn, Dafydd Y Garreg Wen, A Yw F'enw i lawr, Wreckers of Dunravon. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 August 1976 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Onetangi Cemetery, Onetangi Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand AWMM RSA Block 7 Lot No 26 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald,14 August 1976 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 138 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
      WW2 13: WW2 95 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
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald,14 August 1976 AWMM
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